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The "This is what we say to the real estate industry" walking tour
Date Sunday January 10
Time 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
American Youth Hostel
312 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
Tim Redmond of 48 Hills, and all housing rights advocates in San Francisco will tell you that the greedy pursuit of windfall real estate income is the corrupting canker in the garden of fog city delights. It is what powers the political machinations of AirBnB, and what blinds AirBnB hosts to the effect of detaining rental units from the traditional use of rental space as long term rentals.

Certainly no one, least of all the real estate industry, will balk at naming the San Francisco land market as a great place to buy in or sell out for a luscious cut of the economic pie.

But what no one seems to be willing to acknowledge, or least wise address with specific public policy is that land values are expressly, self-evidently, a result of community's existence. As such, land values belong to community. The failure to return to the creator of value the value created is wrong. And harmful.

Come along on a walking tour that supplies earnest, thoughtful housing rights advocates--whether professionals such as J.T. or neighbors conversing on the sloping sidewalks of San Francisco--with the conceptual good sense and talking point chops to face down the real estate industrials and, in the words of David Campos and John Avalos and Aaron Peskin , "Take back our city!"

The alternative to this walk, of course, is to touch the snooze button.

"Giesen's walk is a weekly opening Tom Paine-type ambulatory pamphlet-salvo describing the terms of liberty." --Bernie Sanders
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jan 9th, 2016 10:16 AM

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