Lee unveils measures aimed at affordable housing, transit

Mayor Ed Lee unveiled two separate ballot measures Tuesday evening that would increase the production of affordable housing and improve The City’s public transportation, according to a news release.

“These two measures will ensure we produce the maximum amount of affordable housing for low and middle income families without the unintended consequence of stifling affordable housing production,” Lee said in the statement. “In addition to affordable housing, San Francisco also deserves a safe, reliable and affordable transportation system and to deliver that we must continue making smart investments in our City’s transportation infrastructure.”

The first measure calls for a study to ensure the maximum amount of affordable housing is built by private developers in a way that is economically feasible, according to the release.
The study would be completed by the end of 2016.

Lee’s second measure, titled The Transportation Infrastructure Policy Declaration, would focus on creating investments in transportation infrastructure and projects to improve safety, according to the release.

The statement specifically said the measure would tackle the reliability and travel speed of Muni, upgrade stops and improve safety for both pedestrians and bicyclists.

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