San Francisco June 7th 2016 Primary Election Guide for YIMBYs

State: State Senator District 11

Scott Wiener is the pro-housing, pro-transit candidate. He understands that housing prices are set by supply & demand and authored the city’s Subway Master Plan. His main opponent Jane Kim frequently opposes new housing construction and has repeatedly tried to dismantle the city’s tech shuttle program, which takes cars off the road. Vote for Scott Wiener.

San Francisco Proposition C

VOTE NO. Today, San Francisco requires that 12% of units in any new market-rate housing project be set aside as “Below Market Rate” (BMR) housing, available to individuals and families who earn less than some percent of the the area median income. This is known as Inclusionary Housing. Proposition C would increase the amount of required BMR units in new construction from 12% to 25%.

Democratic Council Central Committee (DCCC)

If you haven’t heard of the DCCC, you’re not alone. Fortunately, Grow San Francisco has a great post explaining what the DCCC is all about and why this election has critical implications for our housing shortage:

Other Races & Cheat Sheet

Below is my full list of recommendations, based on information above and endorsements from regional democratic party leaders and organizations:

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Eric Butler

Eric Butler

Software developer in Brooklyn.