How a San Diego YIMBY club changed city politics

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How a San Diego YIMBY club changed city politics

Post by FangKC » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:06 am

How a San Diego YIMBY club changed city politics

A new political movement is shaking up city hall and setting the stage for a big election in 2020
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One of the forces shaping that new political reality is the power flexed by YIMBY Democrats of San Diego, a year-old organization which has shown outsize strength beyond its roughly 160 dues paying members. Many councilmembers courted their support; incoming City Councilmember Georgette Gomez reached out to the group to ask for their support for her 2020 race. Through a series of endorsements, door-to-door canvassing, and a growing base of supporters, the YIMBY group helped elect a city council that supports its vision. Just yesterday, the city council passed parking reform legislation the group had actively campaigned behind.
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Being a YIMBY means saying yes to more homes of all income types and all neighborhoods, especially where it’s near transit and walkable communities,” Rosas said.
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