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Reset San Francisco.
With a lagging economy, vital public services in jeopardy and a relentless budget crisis, we must find innovative revenue solutions to our city budget challenges. Half-solutions and short-term measures will no longer plug the gap.
Whether it's closing the corporate loophole in Proposition 13 or using technology to make government more efficient, the Board of Supervisors needs to approve a balanced budget while ensuring our vital services remain funded and flourishing.
The explosive Twitter tax break war viscerally demonstrates San Francisco need serious change in the way we are attracting and retaining companies (tech and non-tech). But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Food for Thought - Bring your ideas, and we'll bring the food!
All over the world and here in San Francisco, faster and more effective ways of connecting, learning and creating are being adopted. San Francisco is right in the center of this new revolution of creativity and productivity. Shouldn’t our city government be as creative and innovative as the rest of our city?
No more housing is needed. In public housing, upgrading is definitely needed, and I support that. I do not support increasing density by tripling it such as in Rebuild Potrero. I don't know whether the other housing projects are increasing the density by so much, but they should not be. Increasing density in our limited space increases social tensions, strains city services (for which we are ill equipped to pay) and increases traffic to undesirable levels. Cut back on this density increase now. That will avoid further strain on city services, avoid
Currently, San Francisco is at an all time low in families. Right now, we have more dogs than kids in SF. While we have built housing over the the last ten years, it has almost exclusively been studios and one bedroom units. What can we do to incentivize developers to build two to three bedroom units? If we don't build family housing, families will continue to move out of San Francisco as their kids get older.
Paid for by Phil Ting for Assembly 2012. FPPC ID# 1343137