I applied to the city in early 2014
to turn my coin-operated laundry into housing. We sit at ground zero of anti-gentrification
in San Francisco. No monsters in the Mission! Getting this property approved has so far
taken longer than it took the United States to win
World War 2. I’ve spent $1.2 million. Whose city? Our city! The Board of Supervisors denied the project because it cast a partial shadow on an adjacent schoolyard. If you’re wondering why housing in San Francisco
is expensive, they make it expensive here. It is intentional. Sky-high rents in San Francisco… They pay $7000 a month… …a 54% rent increase It’s just been such a steady climb… …dramatically in the last 5 to 10 years It’s astounding… A sky-high new record… A once working class neighborhood transformed… San Francisco has become the most expensive city to live in in the nation. As its population has boomed over the past few decades, developers have found it almost impossible to build new housing. The story of one small developer, in particular, shines a light on what’s gone wrong in
the Golden Gate City. San Francisco is the worst place in the country to try to do development, and the Mission is the worst place in San Francisco.

The Insane Battle To Sabotage a New Apartment Building Explains San Francisco’s Housing Crisis
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100 thoughts on “The Insane Battle To Sabotage a New Apartment Building Explains San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

  • July 30, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    The ALLIES won WW2!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    SF is a democRATic shit hole. When you elect idiots, expect to live in an idiocracy. The next big one can't come soon enough.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    The mission is 5% hispanic

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  • July 31, 2019 at 2:43 pm
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    Geez thus asshole needs to lay off the alcohol.

    "Hes full blooded native American and hires illegal immigrant hispanics" GTFO 😆

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  • July 31, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    SF is already fucked

    It's too late

    For both low income families and new gentifiers

    Game Over buds

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  • July 31, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    Wait till the pesky protesters lose all their energy

    Sell out SF and 💸 💰 💵

    BUILD it.

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  • August 3, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    NIMBY is an interesting way to put it considering anyone who is supporting arbitrary restrictions on housing development on the grounds of anti-gentrification isn't fighting to keep others from building in their "backyard" since it's not their property. They're fighting to stop others from building on their own property.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    I moved from california in 2003….THANK GOD. !!!

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  • August 5, 2019 at 7:07 pm
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    lmao "health and safety of a child's life" man get that shit outta here. The playground partially wont get sun in the early morning. whoopty fucking doo

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  • August 6, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    How does he make millions from a laundromat?

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  • August 7, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    California corrupt? No…

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  • August 8, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    After watching this, what the fuck is wrong with people in San Francisco? Or California in general? That state has just gone to hell.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm
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    The Launder is appropriately attached to the Bank, don't you get it…? 😋

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  • August 12, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    insane!

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  • August 18, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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    I have zero and I mean absolute zero sympathy empathy or pity for California residents and the businesses. The politicians are do absolutely everything they can to ensure the complete and utter destruction of not just their own cities but the entire State as a whole. The people living there are so deranged. They keep voting these lunatic communist into power and then complain if somebody wants to help fix things right. So if these businesses and these contractors and Builders keep insisting on trying to do business in that miserable god-forsaken State, then piss on them all.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    The liberal left is wrecking San Fransisco. Period….

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  • August 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    He sold the laundromat! hahahahaha https://missionlocal.org/2019/04/historic-mission-district-laundromat-sold-to-hotel-and-real-estate-magnate/

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  • August 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    When democrats run a city for too long pure leftism takes over, and it literally turns into a shithole.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Building apartments is called “fascism” in San Francisco?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    San Francisco is a shithole and i lived there..

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  • September 4, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    Liberals will be the death of America.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    That shows the culprit of our False crisis in which we are in. The question is who is behind this deliberate intention to stop our progress

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  • September 7, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    I've seen Klan members act less hostile than progressives. They are the true movers of inequality. How disgusting!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    I am so very sick and tired of the government (local, state or federal) sticking their nose into the business of individuals making decisions about their privately owned property. The man owns the property and should be allowed to do as he pleases with that property. PERIOD!

    Why isn't the wishes and desires of the owner given higher priority than those that have no legal claim whatsoever.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 7:32 am
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    If you've read the book 1984, you'll figure out what's going on now. We all can't live in a rich society. If this is the case, so much for going out to eat, gassing up your vehicle and getting your lawns cut. Your elimimitating jobs that mattered…

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Hispanics immigrants have gentrified Black people in LA.

    But now they wanna fight gentrification and preserve their Hispanic culture in San Francisco

    Black people we have no friends every race is coming here to take and we are foundational Black Americans.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    All this fuss over a guy building an apartment building on his own property. Lol Wow.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    Lmao. "No you can't build that apartment building it'll cast a slight shadow on the adjacent GRAFFITTI-COVERED school yard."

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  • September 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Hispanics have their own neighborhoods as well as blacks.why can't white people have the same

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  • September 17, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    If San Francisco is so bad then move. Problem solved!

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  • September 18, 2019 at 8:05 am
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    Is it bad for people to want to preserve their city’s culture?

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  • September 19, 2019 at 6:03 am
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    I thought new developers are allowed to build new property as long as a certain small portion of the units are designated “affordable” or “below market rate”? If you as a developer are not accepting any of your units to be affordable, you don’t deserve to build! It is obvious this channel and this video is biased. It only tells one side of the story. City officials are on the side of the people, not raging capitalists who want to make a buck or two. Oh btw fuck you John Stossel! Fuck you and your 1980s mustache!

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  • September 21, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    It's funny how nobody understands the laws of supply and demand. There real fight is with Silicon Valley but they can't beat them! So the real estate developers become the bad guys! I say let the Regentrification happen because they didn't see the writing on the wall!

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  • September 22, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    Lmao who wants to live in a city that's literally covered in SHIT. Those brainwashed to the right have their flaws but so does the even more brainwashed fools left have destroyed this once beautiful city. Just shit where you want on all those over priced properties because were SO inclusive and more government regulations are ALWAYS included too. Let the fools drown in their own filth because that's what they want…… apparently!

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  • September 22, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    basically an entire fight with people who don't even understand the basics of supply & demand.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    Just get outta that disgusting city. Take your money to Marin or Sonoma County.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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    Degenerated regressive liberals

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  • October 1, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    Maybe he should propose a good-looking design for the new building to have it pass.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    God liberals are literally the dumbest

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    If a white community did the equivalent thing (we need to protect our white community so you can't move here), people would rightly flip out. No one is entitled to live where they want. If you can't afford to live in an attractive location, then it's time to move…

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    It's not housing, it's bicyclists. Nothing pisses me off more than the ass clowns zipping all over in their dandy compression clothing, in disregard of motor vehicles.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    Bob Tillman it's a mistake to invest in San Francisco. It's time to suit the City for the damages and hardship you went through. The smartest thing do just relocate to a friendly State that is easier to do business. There is way too much Socialism practice in California, it's not worth it. Hombre good luck.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    Sans the checks and balances at the ballot box…. Every one party State in history has crashed and burned…. from Sumeria to Venezuela. Every single solitary oneone.
    Hey SF the definition of insanity is to kee…. blah blah blah.
    Your lunatic Democrats are not only NOT working …. they are strangling you.
    Try the three R's.

    Republicans. Responsibility. Revenue Conservation and creation. Then watch SF soar. Your choice. Down the tube or through the stratosphere. Find yourselves disposable Trump Clones. Your permanent Professional Politicians are not an asset they are a corrupt liability. Get them gone.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    liberals=shithole.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Keep voting Democraps you deserve everything you get

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    Wow! An entire metropolitan area full of subjects willing to trade liberty for security!
    You people can call it what ever you want. It is what it is. You trade liberty for security and this is exactly what you garner. A false sense of entitlement mindset.
    Now it is very clear why bankruptcy is inevitable in San Fran.
    What a mess.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    San Francisco one screw up place.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    Kailfornia is a third world shit hole. Get out or you F'n deserve what you get…

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    "Mr. Tillman is.exploiting the process to further his own gain"

    No shit, Sherlock. He is using HIS OWN property to create an opportunity/business that will on turn provide a means to earn money. that's how a businessman thinks. LOL LOL LOK

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  • October 8, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Yeah, I'd continue the lawsuit too. They made him waste 1.2 million dollars on dumb shit over more than four years. Then they wonder why they can never get anything done. The mayor herself said they need more housing, then turns around and blocks developers from doing exactly that. Leftist logic…

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  • October 10, 2019 at 6:02 am
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    Her neck. Omg

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  • October 10, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    There are two kinds of people in San Francisco rich people and poor people this is the main reason why we need a middle class

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  • October 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    Instead of California trying to leave the union and become their own entity, can we just go ahead and kick them out?

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  • October 12, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    This is what happens when you put DemonRats in power.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    This is where Trump, and it kills me to say this, is right. SF needs to get rid of all the counterproductive rules and regulations in order to move forward. The problem CAN be solved, but not while there are idiot mandates, for example, where 20% of low income housing must have solar power. Don't get me wrong. Yay! solar power, but it's not really sensible to force it on low income housing developers who are forced to become early tech adopters (expensive) for low income housing (cheap).

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  • October 12, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    40% of it 2 billion dollar budget is paid to salaries and pensions. The mayor makes 300,000+ a year and chief executive investment officer makes over 500,000 dollars a year.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    If only they put out a bounty to turn in any illegal at 50$ per head…..70$ for El Salvadorans—I could retire in 3 months…..is that a policy of exclusion ? Fuck yes…

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  • October 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Just more corrupt politicians.

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  • October 13, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    So activists believe kids should be homeless in the sun. that's the left

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  • October 13, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    Don't people understand the difference between gentrification and development? Gentrification refers to expensive, upscale development meant to attract educated, high-income residents, while development simply refers to new construction, new businesses, and new projects. Look at Singapore. They built tens of thousands of public housing units in the middle of the city. Singapore didn't just gentrify; they also developed tons of public housing. And anyone who's taken econ 101 understands that raising the supply inevitable drives down prices, while limiting supply drives prices up …

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  • October 13, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    Lol "partial shade" . Last time I checked, SF is cloudy at least 75% of the year!

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  • October 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    San fransisco has just completely turned into a clown car that makes no sense

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  • October 15, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    He should sell a get outta there.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    Hopefully there will be another massive earthquake the city will crumble and burn all the people that love the earth so much can go back to the soil then the people can rebuild the city and make as much housing as they want. Because this is confusion this is what the devil is confusion left confusion left wrong anything that deals with left has always meant on the wrong side of what is good what is right what is natural , San Francisco is a blight to this planet and to all humanity

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  • October 15, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    I can’t stand San Francisco California these people are children they are the smallest little loud crying bastards ever put on earth the most selfish evil sick children masquerading as adults absolutely and if offense to this earth and all that is natural and all of the systems that keep this earth working California the left Is the party of a natural the not nature party

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  • October 15, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    Tillman is a racist profiteer. He wants to build housing, just not for the people who already live in THE MISSION.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    The more of something there is, the cheaper it becomes. Supply and demand. No houses, more demand, higher rent. More houses, less demand, lower rent.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 9:55 am
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    Wealthy “white” people move in

    BAD

    Illegals with no money in. MUST PROTECT.

    I feel a good analogy is when they say on aeroplanes you attach your own mask first. Fucking idiots.

    Also that’s racist as shit too.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 11:44 am
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    All that trash in city hall needs to get washed away with all the shit piss and needles they brought into what was a great city

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  • October 15, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    Try building a liquor store or head shop you'll do fine.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    No brainer? Or no brain.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    Dude take your money and leave . That's a very popular thing to do in California.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm
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    See this is one of the problems we face in our nation corrupt politicians pandering to a psychotic minority. This American businessman trying to further himself is being stifled at every turn by these self-serving bureaucrats. This situation is disgusting but it also sheds light on the reason we have a constitution and a bill of rights in this uncertain time a psychotic fringe left wants to destroy those things it is now that we need to cling even tighter to them God bless America

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  • October 15, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    7000 a month WTF

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  • October 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    That's what happens when Democrats run your town.

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  • October 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    Hope you win👍

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  • October 16, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    Welcome to California where bureaucracy is king. You want to develop your land well that'll be 10k in fees and ypull need to do a environmental survey and pay fees to the utilities company. So your now broke and not even halfway through the process.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    Communist Democratic Party

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  • October 16, 2019 at 1:30 am
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    And that kids, is how "socialism" works… San Francisco is a shithole now and forever, they deserve everything they get. But who am I to say, born and raised in San Jose, and THIS shithole ain't far behind…

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  • October 16, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    If you alreayd spent $1.2 Million and wont get anywhere, its time to take other large sums of cash and GTFO

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  • October 16, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    Why are Spanish people telling us what to do? That is this man's property. Leave him alone. Let him build.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    I LOVE the way the process got out of the way as soon as there was a lawsuit. Or, at least they pretended to get out of the way. I'm betting they will wait until the demolition is started, and the property owner is unable to operate the laundromat before they find another underhanded way to kill the project.

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  • October 16, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Let them shit on themselves. They will get nothing and then complain they have nothing. 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🦄🦄

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  • October 16, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    everything the left touches it distroyes

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  • October 17, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    Just leave dude.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    Build the wall

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  • October 17, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    Commiefornia is called the land of fruits and nuts for a reason

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  • October 17, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    This guy wants to turn his laundromat into a housing project for 8 section 8 baby factories. While he chills by the pool in the nice quiet suburbs. If somebody tried that in my neighborhood we'd be up in arms too. Build your slum where the slums already exist and quit destroying friendly peaceful neighborhoods and property values by importing CRIME for your own personal profit.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Add to housing and tbe value of thoss exsisting apartments diminish

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  • October 17, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    I had to spend 3 days there on business in 2016. It was HORRIBLE. Dangerous, crime riddled, filthy and you can’t walk 10ft without being hassled or asked for change. Why anyone would want to live there, much less pay $7000 a month to, is unfathomable

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  • October 17, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Hate to be that guy but the main problem is the number of stories he wants to build if this was 5 stories or less it would have been passed. But after 5th floor the price for maintenance of a building skyrockets forcing the apts into luxury housing and not market rate housing. No, building tall housing projects wont decentivize high rents it encourages them. Only the rich can afford this type of housing litterally because of maintenance costs. Will it displace anyone in this exact instance, Probably not at first, but if it pushes up demand for luxury housing the market rate will also climb pushing more people out. That said this single project wont add a dollar to the overall average rent price. San Fran needs to stick too a plan of three low rise buildings projects for every large luxury apt building for a better balance.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    Every time they build new housing in San Francisco two things happen — it goes for techies who can spend $3,000 a month for a 200 foot room -( hahaha ) where it goes for are wonderful immigrants from South of the Border Africa Middle East Muslims or Chinese ) attention black and white American people you are getting f*** up the ass

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  • October 18, 2019 at 12:19 am
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    I did a job last year in SF, it was terrible… i have often said since i will NEVER go there again under any circumstances.

    The only benefit from having done this project is that New York is no longer the top of my list for don’t go there… it has dropped to number 2

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  • October 18, 2019 at 4:38 am
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    the only way to fix that problem is simply war against the state

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:08 am
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    It seems he wouldn't pay the bribes… I mean, permits!

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:15 am
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    What we do know, for a fact, is that the people making the decisions is CA have absolutely no fucking clue what they are doing… if we are talking about helping society and not increasing their bank accounts.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:18 am
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    People are insane, and for some reason they get a voice… We need mandatory IQ tests for ALL those that work in the government!!! Also mandatory psych tests! Regularly, once a year! You fail you are fired, no pension if it's within the first 15 years. If you cheat the tests you are put to death.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:21 am
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    Politicians are psychopaths, do you not get it?

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    Oh god the children god dammit.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    Turn it into a queer bar you'll have more customers then you can handle

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