June 6, 2016 Rob Poole

Don’t Let SF Be Exempt from As-of-Right Housing

We recently announced that Governor Brown wants to make housing that meets certain conditions as-of-right (also called ‘by-right’). This would make it significantly easier to build market-rate and affordable homes next to transit in San Francisco. The measure has received significant support from urbanists and people have been sending postcards to their legislators to move the measure forward. Unfortunately, some of our local Supervisors aren’t so enthusiastic.

There will be a resolution introduced at the full Board meeting on Tuesday, June 7 to request San Francisco be exempt from Governor Brown’s measure. However, in order for the resolution to pass, the measure needs support from all 11 Supervisors. It only takes one Supervisor to oppose the resolution for it not to pass.

The Supervisors and San Francisco’s legislative delegation in Sacramento need to hear from you. Contact them to let them know you want as-of-right housing. Use #AsofrightSF on Twitter. If you’re not sure who your Supervisor is, you can use the Planning Department’s Property Map to find out. 

Eric MarDistrict 1 – Eric Mar
(415) 554-7410





Mark FarrellDistrict 2 – Mark Farrell
(415) 554-7752




Aaron PeskinDistrict 3 – Aaron Peskin
(415) 554-7450




Katy TangDistrict 4 – Katy Tang
(415) 554-7460




London BreedDistrict 5 – London Breed
(415) 554-7630





Jane KimDistrict 6 – Jane Kim
(415) 554-7970





Norman YeeDistrict 7 – Norman Yee
(415) 554-6516




wienerDistrict 8 – Scott Wiener
(415) 554-6968




David CamposDistrict 9 – David Campos
(415) 554-5144




Malia CohenDistrict 10 – Malia Cohen
(415) 554-7670




District 11 – John AvalosJohn Avalos
(415) 554-6975




David ChiuAssemblymember David Chiu
(916) 319-2017






Phil TingAssemblymember Phil Ting
(916) 319-2019





Mark LenoSenator Mark Leno
(916) 651-4011



San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have all written letters in support of Governor Brown’s measure.

Mayor Lee’s Letter

Mayor Schaaf’s Letter

Mayor Garcetti’s Letter

Are you interested in becoming an advocate for more housing in San Francisco? Then become a member! We have options for individuals and businesses of all levels.

Rob Poole

Rob is the former Development and Communications Manager at SFHAC.

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