San Francisco

Finding a Way to Pay for Infrastructure Without Taxing New Housing [Now a Zoom webinar!]

In-Person Forum


housing in SF

As jurisdictions across California grapple with the state’s worsening housing crisis, leaders in San Francisco need to plan to accommodate 82,000 new homes required by the city’s recently developed housing element. To do so, they will need to remove impediments to housing production, including some parks, transit, and affordable housing fees typically paid by new development. Come hear a proposal for a novel way to support community infrastructure without taxing new housing: the progressive parcel tax. Professors Elmendorf and Shanske from the University of California, Davis, will explain how progressive such a tax can be used to raise revenue without disincentivizing development.


Chris Elmendorf / University of California, Davis
Darien Shanske / University of California, Davis
Sarah Karlinsky / SPUR


Doors will open 30 minutes in advance of the program.



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