To the Editor:
The concerns on 8 Washington are that regardless of what is proposed it does not promote inclusivity in neighborhoods and the creation of flexibility in the housing market for families and others existing to save to buy in to the existing areas.
David Chiu's stance on 8 Washington is NIMBYism in how he voted for Parkmerced yet votes against a large scale project that is dense and in his own backyard, yet the project itself has more flaws than what you state in regards to the central waterfront and the pressures to re-densify and go against standards set up by organizations that fought prior on the waterfront and embarcadero freeway. The need downtown for new essential housing is critical and more difficult to generate due to land-values. The need to promote housing advocacy for essential new rental housing with ammenities and open-space is critical and needs to be linked to transit and open-space creation.
I send some of the comments below I sent on the Housing MOH article by John Cote, and the other's in the examiner because the issues are so closely linked in terms of impacts and decision making currently from 8 Washington to the Student Housing ordinance and MOH Housing Report recently published.
Without essential rental housing and flexibility being built into what is proposed, Sue Hestor and others contesting the 8 Washington project are correct to oppose the "wolf-in-sheeps' clothing" role Chiu plays consistently on the SFBOS. His role on 8 Washington in opposition does not clearly state his reasoning and what he is doing to increase affordable essential housing for existing communities throughout SF.
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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