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City Visions Election Coverage: Prop 10

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"Is the rent too damn high?" Those in favor of the state ballot measure Proposition 10 have used that as a rallying cry in their effort to get the current rent control law repealed.

Yet, economists on both the left and the right agree that rent control can limit the amount of affordable housing available. Millions of dollars are being spent on this campaign. What's the right solution?


Conor Dougherty, a reporter with the New York Times who covers the West Coast, economics, and real estate;

Deepa Varma, the Executive Director of the SF Tenants Union and part of the Yes on Prop 10 coalition; and,

Matt Regan, the Senior Vice President of the Bay Area Council, in charge of their housing policy efforts.

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Grace Won