Affordability and Housing Take Center Stage at 2014 CityBeat Breakfast

Nearly 1,000 Chamber partners and civic leaders gathered at the 2014 CityBeat Breakfast Tuesday to discuss key issues important to sustaining San Francisco’s economic recovery including housing and affordability. According to the 2014 Dignity Health CityBeat Poll, which was revealed at the event, the cost of home ownership surpassed homelessness and street behavior as the city’s top issue for the first time in three years. An expert panel of housing advocates and developers discussed the barriers to producing housing in the city, as well as possible solutions, including changes to zoning regulations, streamlining the planning process and revitalizing existing affordable housing developments. The Honorable Willie Brown hailed the progress of San Francisco over the last 20 years, but challenged the business community to work with city leaders to produce tangible results to address the challenges that come with economic prosperity. The Chamber will help address issues of affordability, mobility and housing as we work to advance our 2014 Advocacy Agenda to Sustain Economic Prosperity. View poll results. View Advocacy Agenda. Read more.