“Prop. G will hurt residents, workers,” Opinion, Sunday
Prop. G is another bad idea
Let's say I sell my small apartment house to someone who then has to pay the average tax of $413,000 called for by Proposition G. Ask yourself if Prop. G's adding that much money to the cost of the building will raise the cost of real estate in San Francisco, including the rents in that property or will it lower them?
Worse, the tax windfall does not go to any fund for building more housing. It's another screwy “only in San Francisco” proposition by the radicals on the Board of Supervisors.
None of the moderates favor it, so that tells you something.
“San Francisco Examiner endorsements,” Opinion, Thursday
Not endorsing your picks
Your paper endorsed David Campos — who voted to keep Ross Mirkarimi, the man who admitted to having anger issues and battered his wife.
Are you insane?
Yes on Proposition G? Why would I want to pay an exorbitant amount to The City PLUS transfer taxes plus more taxes? I am a simple person who owns a condo. I am to be punished because you and Calvin Welch are in bed together?
Shame on you!
Can't govern bad habits
Proposition E is just one more of government's imposed-babysitting measures. Parents (those who continue to produce offspring) are responsible for the actions and behavior of their children. Information and perhaps even a couple of the misspent (on Prop. E) dollars could go to provide a better direction for youth.
Then again, the adults don't seem to watch the sugar either, until they are diagnosed with diabetes.
Go figure? Personal behavior and morals can be cautiously guided but in the long run, not legislated.
William J. Coburn
“Trio of Latinos to be honored,” The City, Oct. 6
A dubious honor for Garcia
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that District Attorney George Gascón has honored Barbara Garcia for her work promoting public safety and well-being of the local community.
Does he not remember the tragedy that unfolded where a woman in her care got locked out at San Francisco General Hospital, and died before she was found two weeks later?
He should be charging Garcia with negligence, not awarding her performance.
This displays how absurd and dysfunctional our city is run.
“The City needs new housing,” From Our Readers, Opinion, Oct. 7
More rent control, not less
I disagree 100 percent with the letter to the editor regarding new housing. It said we should do away with rent control.
Without rent control, how could anyone except the very rich afford to live in San Francisco? What would a one-bedroom apartment rent for without rent control, $10,000? More?
Eliminating rent control would not reduce rent prices, it would only give greedy property owners an excuse to raise already-too-high rents even higher.
Rent control should be expanded, not eliminated.