[Noisebridge-discuss] Bay Area Renter's Federation @ Noisebridge

Zach R organicunity at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 5 05:59:30 UTC 2015


I wasn't debating that.  I just think it helps to be clear on the point of building luxury condos.
Most of the "affordable" housing these units offer is in the $40k-a-year salary range.  This means zilch to me and 90% of my friends.

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From: Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:45 PM
To: Zach R
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Bay Area Renter's Federation @ Noisebridge

I can see how that can be interpreted that way.

I ask then, how is this incompatible with being pro-affordable housing at the
same time?

On Thursday, November 05, 2015 05:36:59 AM you wrote:
> Building condos and luxury housing seems to be something the Bay Area
> Renter's Federation (or SFBARF) supports. I just took a look over at their
> website (http://www.sfbarf.org/) and saw this:
> http://www.trauss.com/flyers/slate_final.png
>
> They clearly say No on Prop I (in the largest font no less), which is
> nothing but a very modest short-term measure at limiting luxury condos in
> the Mission.  Myself and others in the community collected signatures to
> get it on the ballot, as it was entirely a grass-roots effort to stop more
> monstrosities like Vida (on 21st) and the Maximus (10-story 175 million
> dollar) condos planned for 16th Street BART.
>
> (some brief info on Prop I for those that don't know:
> http://abc7news.com/politics/sf-voters-reject-prop-i-moratorium-on-building
> -in-mission-district/1067337/
>
> They also clearly say Yes on Prop D which does nothing but remove the height
> limits that were fought in last year's Prop B:
> http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2015/11/mission-rock-prop-d-sa
> n-francisco-giants.html
>
> With these height limits removed, more condos and ultra-expensive buildings
> can now be built in that area.  One of the points of height limits is to
> keep that from happening.
>
> How is this stance not in support of the building of condos and luxury
> housing in this area?
>
> ________________________________________
> From: Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:38 PM
> To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Cc: Zach R
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Bay Area Renter's Federation @
> Noisebridge
> On Wednesday, November 04, 2015 07:18:34 PM Zach R wrote:
> > So it is amazing for me to read here that NB-ers
> > support 100% the building of condos and luxury housing in this area.  Kind
> > of blows my mind.
>
> That kinda blows my mind too! I don't even see anyone in the thread making
> that sort of statement.


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