Assemblymember David Chiu sits down with YIMBY Laura Clark to talk state housing policy, San Francisco and his vision for housing in the Bay. Keep an eye out for a postcard campaign to support his AB71!
So much legislation, and so much ranting about Prop 13. Laura, Sonja, Brian and Sam think it was really awesome. Take action by clicking some of the links below:
A brief explainer of Home-SF, Supervisor Katy Tang's legislation that is a local version of the State Density Bonus. Laura and Katy chat about the fight to pass this legislation.
On March 7th, the Senate had a 4+ hour hearing. In this second condensed section, we hear from experts on California's housing crisis and SPICY PUBLIC COMMENT!
For the full hearing audio and video, go here: California Media Senate Archive
On March 7th, the Senate had a 4+ hour hearing. In this first section, we hear from experts on California's housing crisis, subsidized affordable housing, how zoning and permitting restrict housing and more!
Meet D and Skylar, our new Kentucky besties. And Yimby Action is the new jam. Grow San Francisco is old news. It's all about the consolidated Yimby brand. Get pumped. Also #ShadowScandal. Discretionary Review is a train wreck and we all know it.
Laura Clark, Brian Hanlon and Mission Housing Director Sam Moss chat about the obscure-but-important upcoming ADEM elections, HUD, regional housing conversations, and the political importance of the San Francisco leather scene.
Brian Hanlon hosts a panel of Top Wonks:
- Ben Metcalf (CA HCD)
- Tomiquia Moss (Oakland Mayor's Office)
- Michael Lens (UCLA)
- Kate Downing (Palo Alto Forward)
A few of the wonkiest moments at the beginning were lost, but we think you'll survive.
The Yimby Crew discusses all the recent press and how to deal with the haters. Laura, Sonja and Brian debate what is worth responding to and what is just straight up nonsense.
Our recently elected Yimby State Senator Scott Wiener is charging out of the gate, adding some teeth to regional housing accountability. We can't wait to see what he does next!
The photo is from the Yimby Party Party back in September. Scott commented that it was the only party he'd ever seen with a zoning map and a disco ball. That's how we roll!
Yimby's are running for the San Francisco Sierra Club Executive Committee! Listen to responses from the recent candidate forum. You can also read Laura Foote Clark's Op-Ed in the Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/millennials-just-frustrated-housing-much-anyone-else/
While the national election looms over everything, the YIMBYs attempt to process local the results. What the hell just happened?
Tomorrow is election day. Assuming we all live, here's what comes next.
This week we're sponsored by Brigade. Check out Laura and Sonja's ballots with some explainers on this cool little social network for nerds:
Laura's ballot: https://l.brigade.com/XzuQ
Sonja's ballot: https://l.brigade.com/7Y2
An interview with John Gamboa, President of California Community Builders. It's a deep dive into the weeds of homeownership, focusing on policies to support Latino and low-income Californians. How can YIMBYs effectively advocate with communities of color for our shared housing objectives?