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California State Issues

State legislation to impose density on communities:

SB 827 Wiener, Transit-rich height increase. This bill would impose a state-mandated local program based on a Transit-rich housing density bonus, (amendments),  Amended and referred to Sen Transportation and Housing Committee Killed this bill!

SB 828 Wiener, Housing Element change. Establish a methodology for the comprehensive assessment on unmet need for a prescribed number of units of housing built in each local area. This one is moving forward in the Assembly

If you oppose these bills, write Scott Wiener, David Chiu, and Phil Ting to let them know you oppose them and do not support the authors or the legislators that are pushing these bills.

CPUC Cuts Ride-Share Fees

Just when the SF Board of Supervisors was considering rising fees on ride-share the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) cut the fees. Why?

They are appointed by the Governor so we should ask the candidates what they intend to do about them. The licensing office is here in San Francisco: CPUC License Section, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. Email:


SUPPORT the Repeal of Costa Hawkins : 1837. (17-0041)  Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.

Summary Date: 12/27/17 | Circulation Deadline: 06/25/18 | Signatures Required: 365,880
Michael Weinstein, Elena Popp, and Christina Livingston c/o Fredric D. Woocher and Beverly Grossman Palmer, (310) 576-1233

Repeals state law that currently restricts the scope of rent-control policies that cities and other local jurisdictions may impose. Allows policies that would limit the rental rates that residential-property owners may charge for new tenants, new construction, and single-family homes. In accordance with California law, provides that rent-control policies may not violate landlords’ right to a fair financial return on their rental property. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Unknown, but potentially significant, changes in state and local government tax revenues. Net decrease more likely than net increase. Potential increase in local government costs of up to tens of millions of dollars per year in the long term, likely paid by fees on owners of rental housing. (17-0041.)

San Francisco Issues

Support SFMTA Charter Amendment and Ordinance to take back oversight by the Board of Supervisors.

Let the supervisors know you SUPPORT the breakup of the SFMTA.
Write a Letter of support


San Franciscans for Sensible Transit, Inc. filed a suit to stop the most expensive disruptive Geary BRT plan opposed by Richmond residents and merchants.

Remove The Red Carpet Mess.
Write a letter: Government Transportation Contacts Sign the petition:
Join us:

For inspiration watch the Small Business Commissioners reaction to the RPP presentation here. Go to Item 7: The Commissioners’ comments start around (03:07:35).

Adopt a Pothole: Simply complaining about the potholes doesn’t work. Adopt a pothole and make it your mission to get it fixed. Take a picture. Make note of the address. File a report on it with DPW using the Mayor’s 311 complaint system. You may also call 311 and speak to an operator but this can be time-consuming. It is easier to file a complaint online to get it entered into the record. All feedback is linked to the 311 system and offers you a referral number, which you can use to check on the status of your pothole. Use that system and report back on your progress.

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