Posted On: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 2:30pm | Posted By: Kevin Koerner
Topics: Laws and Regulations | Tags: California statutes, Home prices, minimum square footage, real estate, Scott Wiener | Neighborhood: Duboce Triangle, San Francisco: Profile and Properties for Sale, Eureka Valley/Dolores Heights, San Francisco: Profile and Properties for Sale, Noe Valley, San Francisco: Profile and Properties for Sale
We have noticed that Supervisor Wiener is never too proud to ride
the MUNI or rub elbows with citizens.
Maybe that humility is what has him looking out for the little guy when
it comes to the high prices of San Francisco real estate. According to Wiener, only 11% of the
residents of our fair city can afford to buy an average-priced home, something
that’s especially tough for single people with just one income. Since singles typically don’t require as much
room as couples or families with kids, Wiener has proposed a reduction in the
mandatory minimum square footage of a home from 220 to 150 square feet. Less area means lower prices, and that puts
home-ownership within reach for more would-be home-owners. 150 square feet of living space (not
including kitchen and bathroom areas) is the California statutory minimum, a
requirement that already is recognized by several other cities in our state. Smart thinking, Supervisor Wiener – keep up
the good work!
Sources: (content) Scott Wiener and SF Examiner, (photo) Dennis Hearne Photography and SF.StreetsBlog.org, (video) YouTube & SFGovTV