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Bill Would Eliminate San Francisco Zoning

11th January 2018

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California state senator Scott Wiener, who represents San Francisco, has introduced Senate Bill 827, which would effectively void all local zoning rules in “transit-rich” areas, meaning areas within a half mile of a rail station or a quarter mile of a stop on a frequent bus route. Wiener’s goal is to allow the construction of high-density housing in those transit-rich areas, thus simultaneously providing more affordable housing and encouraging more people to ride transit.

Unfortunately for Scot Wiener, one of the distinguishing characteristics of SWPL proglodytes is hard-core NIMBYism, and so turning San Fran into some sort of Left Coast Houston has absolutely no chance of going anywhere.

Good thing, too, since we’ve already got a Houston here in Texas and it’s got its arms wide open for anybody priced out of their California dreamin’.

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