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Moratorium on Moratoriums

The pro-development nonprofit San Francisco Housing Action Coalition has launched a petition against Supervisor David Campos' proposed 45-day moratorium on market-rate residential construction in the Mission. The petition is addressed to Campos and to the moratorium legislation's cosponsors—supervisors Norman Yee, Jane Kim, John Avalos, and Eric Mar—and argues that the best way to build more affordable housing is not to stop building, but to continue to increase the housing supply. Or, as Bernalwood's Todd Lappin recently put it: "It may be true that San Francisco can't really build its way out of the current housing crisis. But it's definitely true that we can't not-build our way out of it either." [SFHAC; previously; Bernalwood]