Rift in San Francisco Over Bill to Make It Harder for Voters to Block Developments

By Guy Marzorati, KQED News Fix

State legislation that would make it harder for voters to block developments at the ballot box has split politicians in San Francisco, the latest example of a rift within the liberal city over how to address the city’s housing crisis.

Assembly Bill 943, carried by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, would require that local measures to “reduce density or stop development or construction” brought to the ballot by voters in certain cities and counties would need 55 percent of the vote to pass, instead of the current majority threshold. 

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