Round-table discussions on local politics and urban policy with folks hanging out at the Yimby Clubhouse in downtown San Francisco. Regulars include Laura Foote Clark, Sam Moss, Sonja Trauss, and a few other loudmouths.
The newly unveiled More HOMES Act (or SB50) would unban apartments near transit and in high-opportunity areas. It's the new SB 827, but it's more ambitious, has clearer and stronger anti-displacement protections, and has racked up new supporters, including the building trade unions and many local officials. We chat about the bill, the public reaction so far, and its relationship to the Bay Area's regional housing compact, CASA.
Elections happened, and by now it's well known that the YIMBY supervisor candidates in San Francisco took a bruising. But there's good news from the East Bay, statewide, and elsewhere on the ballot. Darrell Owens from East Bay for Everyone joins us to talk about what just happened and what's next.
Laura, Sam, and Sonja Trauss's volunteer coordinator Ben discuss the SF supervisor campaigns as we get close to Election Day.
Guests Michelle Parker and Victor Olivieri discuss San Francisco's transportation challenges getting kids to public schools and City College's plans for its land, including housing on Balboa Reservoir.
California wants homelessness and transportation to get better, but isn't always willing to pay for it. We discuss the fights over Prop C (vote yes) and Prop 6 (vote no), and hear about the YIMBY Mobility club's recent mobilization.
On Oct 10th, Mission YIMBY held an event at the Brava Theater with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. It was a powerful lecture on the racist history of housing in the United States, with opening remarks from organizer Steven Buss and Mission Housing's Sam Moss.
A chat with Sonja Trauss and Theo Ellington, candidates to represent SoMa, Dogpatch, Bayview and other east-side neighborhoods that together are building 80% of San Francisco's new housing.
We interview two YIMBY Action-endorsed candidates, Nick Josefowitz for District 2 Supervisor and Janice Li for BART board. Then we chat about 2018's housing bills, including BART housing bill AB-2923.
Laura and Sam run through YIMBY Action's major endorsements for November 6th. Then we talk to Trevor McNeil, a schoolteacher, parent, and pro-housing candidate for District 4, the Sunset.
Ernest Brown from East Bay for Everyone chats with Laura and Sam about organizing, politics and Big Ideas in YIMBY. Links in the show notes...