BOMA SF AFFORDABLE HOUSING OP/ED

From an Op/Ed that ran in the SF Examiner:  San Franciscans must have more affordable-housing opportunities so that the recent economic growth we have experienced does not further erode housing options for current and future residents. The Building Owners and Managers Association applauds the work of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and fully supports initiatives that will result in more affordable housing for renters and buyers.

Legalize in-law units without declaring them two units and subject to rent control.

Raise height limits along major transportation arteries and create incentives for housing near transit stops.

Cut development fees that currently run at more than $100,000 per unit, before you add the land and construction costs.

Reform and simplify the California Environmental Quality Act, which has added exorbitant time and cost to every new development.

Respect the established rules for project approval and abide by decisions reached by the authorized bodies.

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