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🏙 You’re not required to finish the work, but you’re not free to quit it. 🌃 ED @yimby_law enforcing state housing law.

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Welcome Clayton YIMBY! https://t.co/qZQH2vIWMHBay Area Housing Advocates! Your support is needed! Please come out and support an infill housing project in Clayt… https://t.co/2jXQu6kRtB
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @rmatei @daguilarcanabal @j_arthur_bloom All of the tweets above your tweet are trolling
1/23
2020
Fight Fascism, put political signs up on the door of your condo. https://t.co/lSZeWPN1mb#YangOprah because @AndrewYang is the political embodiment of the abundance mindset https://t.co/syIm7bJsrN
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlIt feels good to be noticed https://t.co/ETAwcI2LdS @daguilarcanabal @j_arthur_bloom Damn, I am seenDone! It maybe just stream of consciousness blabbityblah into the ether. But its MY stream of consciousness blabbit… https://t.co/Pi8xJeDTsd
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlDo you know a pro-housing candidate that is going to be on the ballot in March? Can you add them to this google doc… https://t.co/6Bwfi2hUak
1/22
2020
You can do it! Your government needs to hear from you! Please comment: https://t.co/qmU2WOBXEZ"Some years ago, I watched a TV program. The mayor of Jackson, MS, a black cop at the time, walked through the proj… https://t.co/UlA7vLm10a"Legislators used to sleep in their offices, in DC, because rents were so high, and because commuting was so stress… https://t.co/YGLIWck5HX"HUD should adopt a regulation preempting zoning that prohibits or restricts the location of manufactured housing."… https://t.co/hV9uWeWRlnThere is a major shortage of affordable housing. Interesting. And there are several million illegal aliens in the c… https://t.co/pRZK1ryeQv"The problem, is very complicated, it transcends, design and development. The way, to find an effective strategy,… https://t.co/LzeqvBhSUPTo get you motivated, I'm going to excerpt some of the worst comments.YES! Don't be discouraged! You don't have to answer every question, just answer one or two. Respond here:… https://t.co/Yii9nFU1rCHello everyone, PLEASE READ some of the comments already submitted to HUD regarding ways the federal government can… https://t.co/0eSuuDqEdA @douglaslryan Oh great news! Well. I'll still try to do it today. Thank you! @Schwartzesque @MaraHvistendahl @BryanChristy @freedarko @marklotto @KenKalfus @anniekarni @nicholsonbaker8https://t.co/jfntPXgrocComments are due TOMORROW! FR-6187-N-01 White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housi… https://t.co/Oevb1bx3AQ @c4mer0n @micsolana Hi Mike I would be happy to talk about this. Email me sonja.trauss@gmail.com
1/21
2020
@LVTYIMBY I don’t think that is an example of speculation, because they were using the land as an orchard. Specul… https://t.co/XFlk744Z8U @BryanChristy @marklotto @KenKalfus @anniekarni @nicholsonbaker8 @MaraHvistendahl @freedarko @moetkacikhttps://t.co/zUrCQmbiRd
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlI still have No Phone, so still if you want to get in touch with me, try any method except calling or text. @Josh_Hawn That seems like a distinction without a difference but ok @Maxtropolitan @IDoTheThinking Yeah. I am looking a lot more at the effort side. What are we doing to make it so hard? @LVTYIMBY This is a good question. My understanding is that actual speculation was way more common in the US befo… https://t.co/qCB6KxC9KDIf you see productive land under producing, 10:1 ITS THE ZONINGThe Georgist boogie man of the greedy capitalist who lets high value, potential income producing land lay fallow is… https://t.co/0AmuLIzyARThis is my question for all Georgists btw. https://t.co/71Iz74hOuYEveryone in my apartment is asleep in a different room. Or rather, both of my family members are asleep, one in eac… https://t.co/QuLy20MFKi @IDoTheThinking Real question - why isn’t the opportunity cost of not renting the place out an effective garage tax?Santa Ana downzoned heavily post 1986 to stop densification. Between 1986-2010, SNA built less than 50 units per ye… https://t.co/auyG99E3xW
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlThe median American rent payment rose 61% in real terms between 1960 and 2016 while the median renter’s income grew… https://t.co/vnYmZszthI
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @TommSciortino @MaxGhenis Simple thank you Tommaso @MaxGhenis I get thinking that promoting homeownership is bad policy, but given that so many more whites people ben… https://t.co/NvZzI0oXPR @MaxGhenis Ok. What is your plan to close the black-white wealth gap?Single family zoning is the mono-crop of the built environment. https://t.co/j35n6qM7xr
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @yimbyarts @AndrewYang At the end the interviewer says “we only have 5 more minutes, I only rented the booth for an… https://t.co/dDQUNxh7rg @yimbyarts @AndrewYang Oh man. Exactly. The whole time the interviewer makes shitty little comments like that and Andrew just sails through.
1/20
2020
😂 https://t.co/vtluAF3zEbI really don’t get the “all new apartments look the same” shtick. Old apartments look the same. That’s why we have names for their styles.
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlDefending my urban design thesis, "All the Buildings Built This Decade Look Similar and Use Similar Materials," wis… https://t.co/NsIm3qNWsk
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @VamonosLA This and his treatment of Anita Hill are so disqualifying
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlTo add to Sonja dumping on Biden for terrible positions during financial crisis, Biden was also a big proponent of… https://t.co/6ZejGX6Kx1
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlAny of the other candidates are preferable to Biden. Warren is probably the YIMBY pick but to be frank Bernard Sand… https://t.co/TMO9rCGID2
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @seangies Maybe, maybe not. Buying the houses isn’t what I would recommend. I supported policies that would have ke… https://t.co/aU20HhVaqW @davesonoma Yeah but even bailing them out would have been better for the neighborhood. The point is that those h… https://t.co/4b5FLPW079We’re not supported to be entrepreneurs in an exclusion-based economic system. They would much rather see this busi… https://t.co/CS3YV2TN2o
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @seangies The analogue for homeowners would have been to buy their houses out of foreclosure for many times what an… https://t.co/oBzhCGMgsh @seangies Yeah but at the time they were worthless. That’s the sense in which the government “gave” something to th… https://t.co/eSc60bew4L @yimbyarts @AndrewYang I’m interested in what you think @yimbyarts @AndrewYang I thought it was great. @seangies It purchased then-worthless assets at then-ridiculously high prices. It was definitely a gift lol. It k… https://t.co/eMcrUlBFqfDid everyone on here already listen to the Chapo Trap House interview w @AndrewYang ? https://t.co/9K0l7ryHb9 It i… https://t.co/vCO4mL45cNFor some reason in our political discourse Democrats feel obligated to take seriously the obviously bad faith conce… https://t.co/guDxFkmTdZ
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlAnd the same people talking about moral hazard and personal responsibility then are now demanding bailouts for farm… https://t.co/HhiqU90BcL
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlIn addition "undeserving" homeowners weren't the only ones hurt. Whole communities were devastated by foreclosures.… https://t.co/OqIFqTM4Zx
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @forster_greyson @kookie13 They could have done TARP and had as one of the conditions of participating for banks th… https://t.co/dwa2tjLlYYFor my own mental health, I need to stop reading the comments on articles about infill development. https://t.co/f06KyBMgaW
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @Mateo_in_ATX @SonjaTrauss It was not a binary choice between a no strings attached bailout and 10 years of depress… https://t.co/AsSrNX2Vis
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @Mateo_in_ATX @SonjaTrauss They had the legal authority to do mortgage cramdown via HAMP. They chose to turn it int… https://t.co/iFS1E1h5Ea
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @Mateo_in_ATX @SonjaTrauss In 2009 the Democrats had control of the house, 60 votes in the senate, and the presiden… https://t.co/mWtd9UtxuM
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @CindynEncinitas "The enemy is never 'the other' - rather, it's that which steals our empathy." Piper Anne Twain @Mateo_in_ATX @SonjaTrauss It was called cramdown and it was rejected because “moral hazard” is only real for the little people.
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1/19
2020
Marjan come back! @MarjanPhilhour for D1 Supervisor! https://t.co/AtwVpbhO91 @davidcherr Honestly, all they had to do is put a moratorium on foreclosures for a couple of years. No one knew w… https://t.co/zI2CK2qPPK @LastStunt @SonjaTrauss Biden, while a Senator, was known as "Senator from MBNA" because of his close relationship… https://t.co/qNqYD2RLMl
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlThis is a good take https://t.co/0kdT5dOoUY
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlA little bonus material: Here's the @nytimes correction for when it killed William Fox accidentally, February 3, 19… https://t.co/r4M9AgL6FP
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlThere are many, many reasons that have nothing to do with housing why I’d never support Biden over Sanders, but thi… https://t.co/SOywXf06uD
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlSonja's right. We didn't bail out homeowners after 08 bc of stupid "moral hazard" backlash from Rick Santelli/Tea P… https://t.co/MqAkG13mvp
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlInteresting tweets from @SonjaTrauss on why Bernie's brand of housing policy > Biden's. My fav point is that Obama… https://t.co/f6MtxnRw8Y
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlremember when the national news circuit tanked the most anti-war dem campaign in '04 because the guy whooped and ho… https://t.co/oNtlXBSiO1
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlJust in case you want to ruin your morning: https://t.co/REQm1n8MK4I can’t emphasize enough what a disaster it was to cut out the homeowners in the financial crisis relief package, a… https://t.co/yHeJypztUKNow, we have 3 candidates: @AndrewYang @ewarren and @BernieSanders who are running at least in part on proposals th… https://t.co/TY92SSOsbUActivists were calling for the Obama administration to save the banks by bailing out the debtors, but this was neve… https://t.co/XED6uIExfWWhen homeowners were kicked out of their homes, a lot of those structures just rotted. This was a big blow to the US housing stock.If they had given money to the debtors, we could have still saved the banks, PLUS 1) kept 10 million homeowners fr… https://t.co/PJ5apzhc6yDuring the financial crisis the Obama administration, which Biden was a part of actually and continues to be ideolo… https://t.co/y5TE8jOeJfHi everyone, I found out yesterday there might be a lot of YIMBYs who are anybody but Bernie, which I understand be… https://t.co/E2wAwhKRfoCorrect https://t.co/dh57Tps62J
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @sferik @AndrewYang Generally. What do you show someone who is voting for Biden because they thinks Biden has the best chance to beat Trump?#YangGang #Yang2020 Does anyone have any polling about who does better against Trump - Biden or Yang? @AndrewYangFor some of us in prison, this is the only "prison class interest" question that matters. None of the other questio… https://t.co/ZxZYJMh1fn
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlOoohhhh https://t.co/eBIw97so6H @flexlibris @Schwartzesque No they are in the attic and they are beautifully preserved.
1/18
2020
My phone is kindof broken so if you want to get in touch with me the most reliable way is email for the time being: Sonja.trauss@gmail.comAs a Black woman, the personal is political. My hair story is no exception. Sharing a very personal story today to… https://t.co/oo2WehX1ir
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlYou can always assess the jig with who is put through all these inconveniences. Fare gates get considered a necessi… https://t.co/awq8VVVr8F
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawlApropos of nothing, that’s way higher than the percentage of transit fare evasion, for a facility that costs more,… https://t.co/rpnNwPj5Mq
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1/17
2020
@ericgeller #YangGang2020I love this deep dive on rust! It includes details on the annual rust-fighting conference "MegaRust" and one man's… https://t.co/0XL6NDV6b0
Retweeted by low density residential urban sprawl @Aintropy Why do I love to see condo developers being forced to lower condo prices or convert them to rentals? Is that your question? @weel This is interesting. It’s a distinctly feminine experience to wrestle with whether performing femininity is a… https://t.co/5s3kYYKsQKCondo Developers Face New Pressures From Bankers I love to see it. https://t.co/okIouA8x6E @julianinsf @eean @TODCOGroup There’s really no path to reducing displacement that doesn’t include building way mor… https://t.co/NfOOrnIEpu @julianinsf @eean @TODCOGroup I’m in favor of building more housing, affordable AND market rate in order to reduce… https://t.co/j2J1h1BT6p
1/16
2020

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