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Is Local Control Falling Short for Building Housing? (ULI SF Event)*

June 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:45 am PDT

In this “Intelligence Squared” – style debate and conversation, housing As communities grapple with the tension between local community desires and regional and statewide housing needs and mandates, local jurisdictions find themselves between a rock and a hard place, and elected city leaders find themselves torn between supporting their voters and meeting critical housing goals. Are some major development projects too big for a small- or medium-sized city? Should regional and state-wide goals override local control, especially in times of crisis?
Join us for a lively panel to debate this question using local examples. Learn about the arguments for local, regional and state oversight, and what’s happening at each level to address the regional housing crisis.

This program is part of ULI San Francisco’s initiative, Housing the Bay. This panel was created in collaboration between two of our member-led working groups focusing on the “Cost of Building” and the “Public Process”. Thank you to David Blackwell, Xiomara Cisneros, Chelsea Maclean, and Amit Price Patel for organizing this event!


Robert Oligive, Oakland Director | SPUR

Denise Pinkston, Partner | TMG Development
Scott Wiener, CA State Senator for District 11 | California State Senate
John Rahaim, City and County of San Francisco | Planning Director
Seth Miller, Regional Public Affairs Manager | League of California Cities

8:00 – 8:15 – Registration and Light Breakfast
8:15 – 8:20 – Opening Remarks by Eric Tao
8:20 – 9:20 – Introductions and Debate
9:20 – 9:45 – Wrap-up + Q&A

Private Sector – $35 / $50
Public & Nonprofit – $30 / $40
YLG (under 35) – $25 / $35
Students – $15 / $20
SFHAC members receive a 10% discount off the ULI non-member price. Contact Rob Poole at rob@sfhac.org for the code.


654 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94105
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