Why San Francisco Voters Must Reject a Housing Moratorium

A photo from the Mission District taken in 2002. Critics say that new construction threatens to transform the neighborhood completely. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

San Francisco is bound and determined to see through a moratorium on building new housing in the Mission District.

Back in June, the city’s Board of Supervisors voted 7–4 in support of a 45-day moratorium on new construction in the Mission. The vote fell short of the high bar required to enact an emergency measure; instead, residents...

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