Mayor Ed Lee Talks Housing, Muni, Displacement, Sunday Parking

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Mayor Ed Lee graced us with his words and took some questions from KQED’s Michael Krasny and residents during this morning’s Forum show.

He did not give us any surprises, per usual, but he did offer some details on where he stands on the pressing issues of the day.

SFist liveblogged the interview, and here are some snippets of their commentary:

10:13 a.m. (Eve Batey): Lee thanks Mark Leno for his statewide Ellis Act loophole closure legislation, talking a lot of smack about speculators who are dumping long-term renters. Local legislation to close Ellis Act loopholes, as proposed by Supe David Campos, goes unmentioned. Burn?

10:18 a.m. (Batey/Sankin): Ed Lee’s response to a critic who charges that he focuses too much on making tech companies happy and not enough talking with nonprofits. ‟She should look at my schedule.” Mr Mayor, we in the media have been trying to get a look at your full calendar for ages! INVITATION ACCEPTED! When and where?

10:43 a.m. (Eve Batey): “It’s for the larger good,” Ed Lee says regarding the eradication of Sunday parking, claims that residents are yelling at him for asking for support for the $500M bond measure, even as they receive parking tickets. It’s so true, everyone on the streets is talking about bond measures! HAHAHA no they are not.

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  1. mission resident

    “Local legislation to close Ellis Act loopholes, as proposed by Supe David Campos, goes unmentioned. Burn?”

    I don’t think this is a burn so much as not giving attention to something that won’t work. Ellis is a state law. To try and do something locally is a waste of time and money as it won’t hold up in the courts. At least, that’s what I think. If I’m wrong, please let me know. Any lawyers out there?

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