In an inspired political jujitsu move, advocates for City College of San Francisco (CCSF) launched a ballot measure that would make the school free for everyone who lives or works at least half-time in the city. Proposition W will give San Francisco voters the chance to approve one of the nation’s most sweeping public education proposals this November. It also opens a way forward for a school battered by a highly politicized accreditation fight, in a city riven by gentrification and displacement.
Three corrections regarding the Balboa Reservoir development: The half of the reservoir that is to be used for housing is currently owned by The Public Utilities Commission, not CCSF. The future Performing Arts Center will not be displaced by the housing. It will be built in the UPPER reservoir, the section that is owned by City College. Finally, the development will include fifty percent affordable housing, including student and faculty housing, not a "very small amount." I hope this sets the record straight.
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