A Tax for Housing? OK, Sure!


Ok. I give up. Let’s tax ourselves for housing. After all, housing is essential for job and population growth. We should support more of a good thing, right? But here’s the deal, the tax should be legal, equally assessed, and the revenues generated ought to solve our greatest housing need, housing for poor families. And […]

Linkage Tax: Are We Going to San Francisco?

San Francisco was the place to go to be groovy and get some free love. In fact, the city was such a fantastic place with so much innovation it’s growth alarmed the locals. Today, far from being the place where you’d go for a love in and end up living, it’s one of the highest […]

Low-Rise Appeal: Closing Arguments


We’ve submitted our closing arguments for the appeal of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) and Councilmember Sally Clark’s efforts to reduce housing capacity in the city’s low-rise zones. We think these arguments are solid and illustrative of the work DPD failed to do in assessing environmental impact. I.          INTRODUCTION The City’s Determination of […]