Nimbys, SFBARF, and a clueless writer at the NY Times
Can the reporters who take on housing in San Francisco please take the time to understand some basic facts?
By Tim Redmond -
The easy thing to do is just try to ignore the likes of SFBARF and hope they will go away. But they don’t, and in fact, a technology reporter at The New York Times, who like other tech writers has suddenly discovered that housing is an issue in San Francisco and decided to chime in, just did a major feature on the group.
And this week, our own C.W. Nevius added another story that essentially argues that if only we stopped all the rules and regulations and got rid of neighborhood opposition, middle-class people would be able to afford the rent.
Lots of people, young and old, are protesting speculator greed and poor planning. They don't oppose "all construction."
I just wish people who wrote about the SF housing crisis would first understand the basic facts, which are not that complicated.