Your momma, your papa, your teachers, your best friends, and certainly all the policy wonks, politicians and housing rights activists will tell you that you can't change property tax law.
They're wrong. They're depressed. And they're short on obstinate commitment to principle because they listened to their mommas, papas, teachers, etc. who made one exception to the adjuration, "Think high. Never doubt that one person can change the world." That exception is "changing property tax policy."
The high cost of housing in San Francisco is the high price of land. And barring a catastrophe, that high price is not going away. The principle to bear in mind is that land is a gift of nature to all and land value belongs to community because it arises with community.
This walking tour of social movement history in SF illuminates that all social movements are fundamentally about equality of access to geography, most especially and necessarily to land itself.
This walking tour is FREE, but it elucidates the price necessary to resolve a myriad of social issues. That price is the resolve to reform property tax law so that the rent of land eliminates land speculation, fully funds social infrastructure, and raises wages for the bottom tier workers. Raises wages? Yes, but you've got to come along to learn how.
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 8th, 2014 7:32 AM