I would love to attend that event, but I would need more time to plan for a trip to SF, which ideally should last at least two (2) weeks. (BTW, which is larger in square miles? Brooklyn or San Francisco? With 96.9 square miles the Borough of Brooklyn is more than twice as large as San Francisco, which is only 46.7 square miles.)
Still, I would certainly like you to present your "libertarian solutions to the local problems of homelessness and lack of affordable housing." I'd be happy to help you get accepted as a speaker, but I need you to tell me what to tell Lila Lahood.
Until then, this page (http://sfpublicpress.org/housingsolutions offers some suggested solutions for affordable living in SF. The only "pure" libertarian solution is to repeal rent control. But since we're invited to add our own solutions, up to three, I'd suggest: 1) Get all SF government out of housing, period. 2) Have all city-owned land sold to the highest bidders and let them build whatever they want. 3. Offer every "poor," low income and homeless person a free house of their very own in . . . Detroit.*
*An item in "The Rundown" column (page 14) of the June 6, 2014 issue of TIME, reported that it would cost Detroit $850 million to raze or rehabilitate nearly 80,000 "blighted or abandoned" buildings. Your Mayor Ed could probably offer to buy a large number of those buildings, many of which includes former residences, for pennies to the dollar and Detroit would probably accept. While these former SF residents might have to fix up their new homes with some touch ups, at least they will have attained the American dream of owning a home and they didn't have to get sub-prime loans and they'll never be foreclosed or evicted.
BTW, what are some of your libertarian solutions?
Talk to you.
---In email@example.com, <sfdreamer@...> wrote :
I attended a "hackathon" on the future of journalism as part of "Code for America" day this past weekend, at which I found out about another upcoming event happening Friday, June 13, that will have more of a local focus:
WHAT: "Hack The Housing Crisis"
WHERE: The Impact Hub, 901 Mission Street
WHEN: Friday June 13, 830am-7pm
HOW MUCH: $20 general / $10 student/low income (tickets include breakfast, lunch, and evening reception), no one turned away for lack of funds
More details and tickets at http://sfpublicpress.org/housinghack .
I'm trying to get added as a presenter at this event so that I can speak about some libertarian solutions to the local problems of homelessness and lack of affordable housing, and would appreciate your lobbying assistance toward this end. If you would send organizer Lila LaHood a short email recommending I be added as a speaker, that would be excellent – her address is lila@… mailto:lila@… .
Love & Liberty,
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