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What do you believe to be the appropriate role of local government
in approaching homelessness?

I believe the appropriate role of government is to provide its citizens with safety, healthcare, and education, and ensure a level playing field. Thereafter, citizens should be free to operate as they wish, as long as they do not cause harm to others or break the law. The following items are taken verbatim from my platform: Require genuine one-year proof-of-San Francisco-residence to receive any form of City aid. Reduce social services funding by only providing services to legal residents. Enforce quality of life laws to reduce abuse of social services. Coordinate all city services to identify homeless so as to track their utilization of services and criminal activities.

As supervisor, what, if anything, would you attempt to do to
address homelessness in San Francisco?

My response to question 2 is the same as my response to question 1 above.

How would you handle San Francisco’s affordable housing shortage?

I do not believe government has the obligation to interfere in markets other than in cases of monopoly, manipulation, or national security. I do not believe people have the right to live where they want to live (save for the right to bring action for discrimination) unless they can pay for it. San Francisco is slated to have approximately 50,000 new units built over the coming years, and presently there are thousands of homes available at foreclosure rates throughout the Bay Area. Consequently, I believe the better actions on the part of government is to pursue the following steps, which are taken verbatim from my platform: Encourage home ownership through allowance of Tenancies In Common and through reduction of mandatory below-market housing development. Prevent increase in maximum zoning heights in residential neighborhoods so as to preserve their character. Encourage the construction of downtown high-rise apartments. Encourage maintenance of existing neighborhood character through appropriate zoning limitations.

What is your opinion of Care Not Cash?

I support it.


Author: Street Sheet Editor

The STREET SHEET is the oldest continuously published street news paper in the United States. Organizationally, it is the public education and outreach tool of the Coalition on Homelessness. Every month, the STREET SHEET reaches 32,000 readers through over 200 homeless or low-income vendors. Our vendors are charged nothing for the papers they receive, and keep all money they earn through STREET SHEET distribution.

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