This is why I am excited to see Brown and Sacramento muscling in. City governments are just too dysfunctional and too NIMBY. Insisting on 100% affordable housing is just a politically correct way to say “screw you”.
We need to build “below market housing” right around all of the government stooges who believe that government is imbued with some magical powers whereby they can dictate the market and ignore simple demand and supply. They seldom have to live with the results of their own actions. But the rest of us aren’t so nicely insulated.
Have you ever noticed how many city managers, often the highest paying local employment in a smaller suburb, don’t even live in the city they are 'managing"? Vallejo’s city manager lives in Novato. He’s been a city manager for several other cities lasting about five years at each. And, getting even more money each time he jumps with a lucrative contract that guarantees him that money whether he lasts or not.
They used to call this “carpetbagging” but somehow recognition of it has fallen away when it comes to stupid city councils.
The high minimum required % of affordable units is simply ludicrous. Why would any builder do it, even at say 25% or 30% when they can go elsewhere? Builders are not stupid!!! They may be sometimes appearing to be late to the dance, but that is more due to the heinous red tape with the process, right?
The whole idea of affordable housing stinks…merely a subsidy paid on the backs of working people…The middle class has to commute …so why are the poor more privileged. .There is more affordable housing in Oakland and DC
.the poor can commute along with everyone else…The rumor is many “SF homeless” live in Oakland and take BART over to panhandle in the financial district. .they are capitalists. .beg where the money is