Better infrastructure and density are not mutually exclusive

March 11, 2018

San Francisco Examiner columnist Sally Stephens recently wrote that San Francisco needs to build the appropriate infrastructure for transit and fire safety before building new homes in the western and southern neighborhoods of The City. As a resident of the Richmond, I am sympathetic to the need for better infrastructure, but this is a false dichotomy. We can and should improve our infrastructure while building more homes in neighborhoods like the Richmond simultaneously; we have an obligation to do both. We cannot build a better city without doing both.