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California Bill Would Allow Unrestricted Housing near Transit, Solve State Housing Crisis

By Patrick following x   2018 Feb 12, 9:45am 513 views   4 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB827 (actual bill)

San Francisco’s state senator, Scott Wiener, has introduced a bill that would all but abolish the city’s famously strict land use controls—and virtually every other residential zoning restriction in California’s urban neighborhoods. It’s just about the most radical attack on California’s affordability crisis you could imagine.

Wiener’s bill, SB-827, flies in the face of every assumption Americans have held about neighborhood politics and design for a century. It also makes intuitive sense. The bill would ensure that all new housing construction within a half-mile of a train station or a quarter-mile of a frequent bus route would not be subject to local regulations concerning size, height, number of apartments, restrictive design standards, or the provision of parking spaces. Because San Francisco is a relatively transit-rich area, this would up-zone virtually the entire city.

Yes! This is excellent and we should give our support to Scott Wiener. I don't know if he's Dem or Rep, but I don't care.
1   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Feb 12, 10:11am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Only a half a mile? I've known people who walked a mile or more to the closest metro station to avoid having to drive there.
2   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 12, 10:26am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

They've done this in Arlington VA. When you fly into Reagan you can tell where all the metro stops are because you see tight clusters of mid-high rises among a sea of 1-2 story buildings.

Still it's a stretch to say this "solves" anything. This has been Arlington policy for over a decade but any nice starter house on a postage stamp lot in north Arlington still costs 1.5 Million.
3   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 13, 7:49am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says

Yes! This is excellent and we should give our support to Scott Wiener. I don't know if he's Dem or Rep, but I don't care.

If you really meant that, I would humbly suggest focusing more on local issues like this which truly do affect your life. Notice how there isn't a hint of partisan triggering, or fake news of any sort in this article? This is because this is REAL political news and like most news about governing it is boring, policy laden, and impactful on how you live your life everyday.

Stick to this and less of the Zesty, "news" of what some fringe group of what SJWs are doing on youtube, or some "EXPLOSIVE" partisan memo designed to do nothing but distract the masses for a week, and live a happier, more fulfilled life.
4   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Feb 14, 6:48am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This dude was probably elected by name alone...

Patrick says
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