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BARF (Bay Area Renters Federation) organizes to stop NIMBYs

By Patrick following x   2018 Apr 24, 9:11am 269 views   5 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/business/economy/san-francisco-housing-tech-boom-sf-barf.html#comments-speech-bubble-top

San Francisco does not have enough places to live. Sonja Trauss, a local activist, thinks the city should tackle this problem by building more housing.

This may not sound like a controversial idea. But this is San Francisco.

Ms. Trauss is a self-described anarchist and the head of the SF Bay Area Renters’ Federation, an upstart political group that is pushing for more development. Its platform is simple: Members want San Francisco and its suburbs to build more of every kind of housing. More subsidized affordable housing, more market-rate rentals, more high-end condominiums.

Ms. Trauss supports all of it so long as it is built tall, and soon. “You have to support building, even when it’s a type of building you hate,” she said. “Is it ugly? Get over yourself. Is it low-income housing? Get over yourself. Is it luxury housing? Get over yourself. We really need everything right now.”


http://www.sfbarf.org/
1   SFace   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 24, 9:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Ms. Trauss supports all of it so long as it is built tall, and soon. “You have to support building, even when it’s a type of building you hate,” she said. “Is it ugly? Get over yourself. Is it low-income housing? Get over yourself. Is it luxury housing? Get over yourself. We really need everything right now.”


This is America, Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and vote on it. But "we" does not mean "we"
2   TrumpingTits   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 24, 10:57pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I wish her the best of luck. The only thing more more difficult to overcome than NIMBYs is amending the Constitution.

...and even then I am not sure about that, really.
4   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 25, 10:45am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

They didn't think, workout the acronym before the 'officially' chose the name??? Thanks for my smile and laugh for the day.
5   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 25, 11:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I'm sure they chose BARF just for the extra publicity that the name would bring.

And really, it's quite appropriate for the real estate market around here.




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