- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The latest on the results of San Francisco’s election (all times local):

9 a.m.

A $310 million bond for affordable housing that supporters say is badly needed to address the city’s lack of housing won at the polls.

With all precincts reporting Wednesday, Proposition A won 73.5 percent to 26.5 percent. It needed a two-thirds majority to pass.

San Francisco has become a national symbol of income inequality as newcomers shell out $1 million to buy small, high-end condos while long-time tenants battle eviction.

The measure will allow the city to sell affordable-housing bonds to develop and maintain housing for low- and middle-income households.

Mayor Ed Lee has said he hopes the bond money will aid his plan to build or repair 30,000 units by 2020.

San Francisco voters last approved a housing bond in 1996, rejecting two others in 2002 and in 2004.


8 a.m.

San Francisco voters rejected two ballot measures prompted by the city’s housing crisis.

Voters rejected a proposal to restrict Airbnb and other short-term platforms and a ballot measure to freeze construction of luxury housing in the Mission District, one of San Francisco’s most coveted neighborhoods.

Airbnb, by far the world’s largest home-share platform, spent more than $8 million to defeat the measure with a blitz of advertising.

Proposition F would limit home-shares to 75 nights and require Airbnb and other hosting platforms to pull listings that exceed the limit. Proponents, who have raised about $300,000, say the proliferation of short-term rentals is squeezing the city’s already tight housing market.

With more than 90,000 votes counted, 58 percent of the voters rejected the measure.

A proposal to freeze development of luxury housing in the city’s trendy Mission District also lost with 60 percent of the votes against it.

Mayor Ed Lee who swept through election victory had opposed both measures.

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