The Bay Guardian is stirring
The SF Bay Guardian is showing signs of stirring from its long, PC slumber---at least on the housing issue. The editorial in the August 17 edition ("EIR for Brotherhood Way"), about a proposed condo project in Parkmerced, could have been written by District 5 Diary:
The "neg.dec.," as it is known, is just another sign of the disdain the Planning Department has for the neighborhoods---and it is a very bad sign of how high-end housing development will be treated in the future (and with, by some estimates, 30,000 new units being slated for the southeast part of town, managing housing development is a very big deal)...From here forward, every single high-end housing project in San Francisco needs to be studied to determine whether it will have any effect on housing prices for others, whom it will serve, how the influx of even more rich people will impact the city, and whether any of this is remotely desirable.
Bold, intelligent words. Let's hope the Guardian follows through on this statement of principle, since many so-called progressives are an important part of the We Need Housing movement in the city, led by an aggressively pro-development Planning Department.