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Affordable Housing Requirement for the Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard Mixed-Use Development Project
City of San Francisco
Majority Approval Required
Fail: 58,756 / 36.75% Yes votes ...... 101,112 / 63.25% No votes
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|Results as of July 9 1:13pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (580/580)|
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Shall it be City policy that any mixed-use development plan the City approves for Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard require 50% of all new housing units developed in the area be affordable, give preferences for the rental or purchase of new affordable housing to families of low and moderate income, and, if Alice Griffith housing is rebuilt, replace the units on a one-to-one basis; and shall the City be prohibited from selling, conveying or leasing any City-owned land at Candlestick Point unless the Board of Supervisors finds that the mixed-use development plan for this area incorporates these policies?
In May 2007, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors and Mayor endorsed a new conceptual framework for a mixed-use project to revitalize two areas in the Bayview: Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard. Candlestick Point includes the Alice Griffith Housing Development, the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area and the City-owned stadium leased by the San Francisco 49ers.
The new conceptual framework outlines a project that would include: thousands of new housing units, including affordable housing; hundreds of acres of public parks; job-generating commercial space; and possibly a new 49ers stadium.
Regarding affordable housing, the conceptual framework contains a guiding principle that at least 25% of the new housing units be affordable to members of the Bayview-Hunters Point community. Under City and State law, 15% of new housing must be affordable in projects such as the one outlined in the conceptual framework.
If the Alice Griffith units are rebuilt, the conceptual framework calls for at least one-for-one replacement of units at existing income levels and of the same household size. Reconstruction of the Alice Griffith units would be in addition to the 25% minimum percentage for new affordable homes. The construction would have to be done to allow Alice Griffith residents to move to the new upgraded units, without being displaced from Alice Griffith, until the replacement units are ready for occupancy.
THE PROPOSAL: Proposition F would make it City policy that any mixed-use development plan for the project site in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard include affordable housing requirements. "Affordable housing" is defined as housing costs that do not exceed 30% of household monthly gross income.
Under Proposition F City policy would require:
7,168 signatures were required to place an initiative ordinance on the ballot. This number is equal to 5% of the total number of people who voted for Mayor in 2007. A review of all signatures submitted by the proponents of the initiative petition prior to the February 4, 2008 submission deadline showed that more than the required number of signatures was valid.
|Arguments For Proposition F||Arguments Against Proposition F|
|Guarantee Affordable Housing in Bayview! Yes on F!
In the last 15 years, our City lost more than 45% of our African American population. Now with major development proposals in the Bayview, one of San Francisco's last African American communities is at risk.
One of the main forces driving African Americans and other working class families out of our City is the cost of housing. In order to meet the housing needs in our City's eastern neighborhoods, nearly two-thirds of all new housing would have to be affordable. The need for affordable housing in the Bayview is even greater.
Proposition F requires at least 50% of all new housing be affordable in any new development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard. It also requires the rebuilding of Alice Griffith public housing with no displacement of current residents.
Proposition F is necessary to provide housing opportunities to working families, public sector workers, teachers, students and many others. It redistributes a portion of the redevelopment funds and subsides that multi-billion dollar corporations like Lennar will receive to build at this site toward real and tangible community benefits.
San Francisco is a City that prides itself on diversity and social justice. We cannot rely on the promises of an out-of-state developer with a history of environmental racism in Bayview and across the country to protect the future of our remaining African American community. We need the guarantee of Proposition F. Join social justice organizations, family advocates, environmental justice organizations, and thousands of San Franciscans in voting Yes on Proposition F.
Environmental Justice Advocacy
Supervisor Chris Daly's Proposition F is a fake affordable housing measure that fails the most basic public policy tests:
NO PUBLIC HEARINGS. Proposition F had no public hearings, no public meetings, and no public input from the Bayview community.
NO ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. Proposition F provides no financing for its affordable housing, and no economic analysis which shows that it is feasible.
NO FUNDING FOR HOUSING. Who's going to pay for the housing required under Proposition F? It would potentially require billions of dollars in new taxes.
If Proposition F passes, there will be no development in the Shipyard and Candlestick Point anytime soon. There will be no extension of the Bay Trail, no new parks or athletic fields, no bike trails, no permanent home for the artists and certainly no accelerated cleanup of the Hunters Point Shipyard. There will be no new jobs, no new affordable housing, the Alice Griffith Public Housing Project will not be rebuilt, and much of the southern waterfront will remain abandoned, dirty and dangerous.
Proposition F is a poison pill that will bring to a halt any plans for jobs, housing or parks for the next 10 to 15 years.
Join us in rejecting Supervisor Chris Daly's attempt to tell the people of the Bayview-Hunters Point what's good for them.
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION F
Mayor Gavin Newsom
|PROPOSITION F IS JUST MORE POLITICS FROM CHRIS DALY.
Supervisor Chris Daly is trying to stop Proposition G + the next step in a decade-long effort to help speed environmental clean up, and bring 300 acres of parks, more than 8,000 jobs and as many as 2,500 affordable homes to Bayview Hunters Point.
Daly claims he's trying to stop Proposition G because 2,500 units of affordable housing isn't enough + even though they represent 25% of all the units + and it's the largest single increase in affordable housing in San Francisco history.
But Daly just pushed through a plan in his own district that offers LESS AFFORDABLE HOUSING with fewer benefits than the project he now opposes in Supervisor Sophie Maxwell's district. Daly called his own deal for much less affordable housing "unprecedented," saying that any more affordable housing would push it "to the brink of project extinction."
Why is Chris Daly trying to stop a proposal for the Bayview Hunters Point even though it offers much MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY BENEFITS than the projects he supports in his own district? Because this isn't about affordable housing, it's about politics.
Chris Daly's political ploy will:
Proposition F fails the Bayview and every San Franciscan.
VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION G + AND NO ON PROP. F.
Mayor Gavin Newsom
VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION F.
Proposition F was developed by residents of Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) in response to Mayor Newsom / Lennar Corporation's Proposition G, which offers NO REAL GUARANTEES of jobs, parks or affordable housing to the people of the long neglected BVHP community. This is a classic case of a greedy corporation's attempt at one of the largest "land grabs" in San Francisco history. In order to ensure that this development truly speaks to the concerns and needs of BVHP, the community called for half of the new housing units to be affordable to all San Franciscans.
Read the text of Proposition G--it does NOTHING to ensure jobs, parks and housing. It does not guarantee the rebuilding of Alice Griffith, but instead uses deceptive and non-legally binding language, such as "should," and "encourages" with NO GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER.
Lennar cannot be trusted. In September 2007, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously condemned Lennar for exposing our public school children and their families to asbestos and other toxins in BVHP. The San Francisco Bay Guardian wrote a feature story, describing Lennar as "The Corporation that Ate San Francisco."
We cannot trust greedy, out of state developers to do the right thing. A grassroots, community effort demanded 50% affordable housing, collecting 11,811 signatures in 10 days with only a few thousand dollars.
We don't need more politics or broken promises. We need guaranteed affordable housing!