November 2020 Election Endorsement Blog

November 2020 Election Endorsement Blog

State Measures Prop 15 (Property Taxes) – Split Roll, Prop 13 Repeal – No Position Prop 15 would increase funding for public schools, community colleges, and local government services by the changing tax assessment of commercial and industrial property. Commercial and industrial properties would be taxed based on their market value and this would remove the property tax…

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BayHAC Updates from Sacramento

BayHAC Updates from Sacramento

The Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition (BayHAC) has been hard at work in the state capitol (digitally) supporting a number of bills working through the Senate and Assembly. Looking at the calendar, both the Senate and Assembly are in breaks until mid-July. At this point, all bills will have needed to be voted out of…

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SF Mayor London Breed to Introduce ‘Affordable Homes Now’; Charter Amendment Streamlines Housing Production

SF Mayor London Breed to Introduce ‘Affordable Homes Now’; Charter Amendment Streamlines Housing Production

The mayor demonstrated her leadership on housing issues long before she entered office, but in the face of continued obstruction by a board of supervisors unwilling to work together and do their part to house the San Franciscans they’re obligated to under our shared values, the measure she announced this week amending the city charter…

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SFHAC’s March 2020 Election Endorsements

SFHAC’s March 2020 Election Endorsements

The March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election is just 1 month away, and as early voting begins, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and Bay Area Housing Advocacy Coalition policy teams are out with recommendations on the local and regional measures that deserve your vote and the legislation proposed for the city and the state…

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Slew of Pro-Housing Bills Headed to Governor Newsom’s Desk For Signatures

In one of the most dramatic closes to a legislative session in recent memory, and after countless phone calls, hours waiting to give public comment, nights of policy analysis, and days activating allies on social media, the rollercoaster 2019 California legislative session closed last week. After the summer saw critical housing bills like SB 50…

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Be Pro-Housing Prepared for the November 2019 Election + Tell BayHAC About Your Local Housing Measures

Be Pro-Housing Prepared for the November 2019 Election + Tell BayHAC About Your Local Housing Measures

This November, voters will head to the ballot  for a variety of candidates and ballot measures. The HAC does not take positions on candidates but will be taking positions on ballot measures across the region. While the HAC has always put together a pro-housing voter guide in San Francisco, we want to make sure we…

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SFHAC Supports Assembly Bills 71 and 73

SFHAC Supports Assembly Bills 71 and 73

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is pleased to announce our “Intent To Support” for Assembly Bills 71 and 73. SFHAC’s Executive Committee (our governing body) still must sign off on the official endorsement. Both pieces of legislation come from the office of Assemblymember David Chiu, who represents the east side of San Francisco….

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Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

Mayor Lee Vetoes Supervisors’ Resolution Against By-Right Housing

After hearing from housing advocacy organizations, residents and employees of San Francisco, Mayor Lee vetoed the Supervisors’ resolution again by-right housing. Last week, in a 6-5 vote, the Supervisors encouraged the San Francisco legislative delegation in Sacramento to have Governor Brown include a series of amendments to his by-right legislation, or else oppose the Governor’s…

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Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Transportation Demand Management Ready to Launch!

Over the last few years, the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) has watched as urban transportation policy planning morphed from a car-centric approach to one that recognizes the environmental challenges actually faced by cities. The goal was to create policies that incorporate transit and alternatives to cars during the project’s planning. The Transportation Demand…

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