What YES On Prop O Means
Prop O is the next step in revitalizing the long-abandoned former naval base that was once an economic engine for Bayview, Hunters Point and Candlestick. It ensures that new housing, jobs and parks that have already been approved by San Francisco voters in 2008 will be created faster to help the many families who need them now. Specifically:
- Prop O speeds creation of 12,100 new homes, with 32 percent of those homes affordable to middle and low-income families.
- Prop O helps generate 17,000 new permanent jobs with a strong commitment to local hire.
- Prop O accelerates the 350 acres of parks and open space.
Prop O will allow construction to proceed at a faster pace by removing the Shipyard project area from the City’s annual office building limits. Those limits were adopted 30 years ago to control high rise office development downtown, but had threatened to slow down plans to create a vibrant new mixed use commercial-residential community at the old Shipyard and Candlestick.
For these reasons, a historic coalition came together to support Prop O, saying YES to jobs, housing and parks NOW for the Bayview, Hunters Point and Candlestick—including U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting, Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisors London Breed, David Campos, Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin and Scott Wiener, former Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, Hunters Point Shipyard Citizen’s Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt, Board of Education Vice-President Shamann Walton, among many, many others.