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This House Supports the Repeal of Rent Control in San Francisco

  • Oct 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Commonwealth Club - Boardroom

Rent Control represents the quintessential tension between good intentions and good outcomes and bad outcomes and unpredictable outcomes that so often governs debates on public policy.

The good intentions:

   * People shouldn't have to be rich in order to have a home

   * People shouldn't be kicked out of their homes if they are elderly or lose their jobs

Some outcomes (you decide if they are good, bad, or unpredictable):

  * People stay in the same apartment for long lengths of time (30+ years)

  * Elderly people stay in the neighborhood after they retire

  * Landlords invest less in upkeep

  * Fewer residential units are constructed

Did I miss something?  I hope so!  Come join the discussion and voice your views of what I missed.

Join us at the next SFDebate to explore and debate this Motion. Note that there is a $5 fee charged by the Commonwealth Club for non-members to the club.

Read More:

http://www.sftu.org/rentcontrol.html

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/06/how-san-franciscos-rent-control-and-anti-lanlord-housing-laws-make-housing-there-less-affordable-and-less-available/

http://missionlocal.org/pushed-out-for-profit/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/us/san-francisco-rent-control-and-unintended-consequences.html?_r=0

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  • patricia u.

    It was a great meet up!

    October 31, 2013

  • Gary E. M.

    Very spirited and enjoyable debate!

    October 30, 2013

  • Nelly P.

    Developers Dream to Plaster Every Square Foot of the City with Cement and Concrete.
    Developers Should Pay A Percentage Per Every Square Foot to Build Homes For The Needy!!!

    October 22, 2013

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