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Signatures For Mission District Housing Moratorium Delivered July 7, 2015

July 8, 2015

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The sponsors of the proposed ballot measure which would impose a Mission District Housing Moratorium have delivered 15,101 signatures in support of the initiative to San Francisco’s Department of Elections.  And if at least 9,700 of the signatures are valid, the measure will qualify for this November’s ballot.

If adopted by voters, the measure would impose an 18-month moratorium on the issuance of building permits for the demolition, conversion or construction of any housing project with 5 or more units, or the demolition, conversion or elimination of any existing Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) space, within the Mission unless the permit was for a “100% affordable” housing project.

The measure would require the City to develop a Neighborhood Stabilization Plan by January 31, 2017, with the stated goal of enhancing and preserving affordable housing in the Mission, “such that at least 50% of all new housing be affordable to low-, moderate-, and middle-income households, and to ensure that those units would be available to residents of the Mission.”

And as we first reported last month, the measure would also authorize a simple majority of the Board of Supervisors, versus the super-majority which was needed and failed to pass a legislative moratorium, to extend the term of the 18-month moratorium for an additional 12 months.

The 15,101 signatures in support of the moratorium were gathered in 19 days… (more)

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