City Visions: Sifting Through the Pros and Cons of Prop G

Oct 13, 2014

Host David Onek and guests dive into one of this election's most contentious ballot measures:  Proposition G.  Known as an "anti-speculation" tax, Prop G has ardent support and robust opposition, reflecting ongoing tension about the high cost of housing in San Francisco.

Would Prop G make San Francisco housing more affordable?

Is it an effective deterrent to real estate speculation, or is it just a major new tax on property owners?

Guests: 

Peter Cohen - Co-director of the San Francisco Council of Community Housing Organizations;  former policy director at East Bay Housing Organizations.

Jay Cheng- Director of Public Affairs,  the San Francisco Association of Realtors

Larry A. Rosenthal, JD PhD -  Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe