Lecturer Niccolo Caldararo: Proposed Bill Won't Boost Affordable Housing

Monday, March 12, 2018

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL -- Niccolo Caldararo is an Anthropology lecturer at San Francisco State University. He is a former member of the Fairfax Town Council.

“The logic here is that voters and property owners do not know how to handle democracy on the one hand or their own property environment on the other,” Caldararo writes in an op-ed.

“As a voter and a property owner, I think Senator Wiener, a former San Francisco supervisor, needs a lesson in civics.

“His legislation puts the fate of our towns in the hands of developers and bureaucrats and constrains property owners from protecting the value of the investment by voting for local representatives and by passing legislation (sometimes by initiative or referendum).”