New SF City Hall employee has one goal: To approve housing

On Thursday, Mayor London Breed announced the appointment of the city’s first director of housing delivery, a new position created specifically to “ensure that new housing projects are not held up in San Francisco’s complicated approval and permitting system.”

. . . While inexperienced builders might assume that once the Planning Commission approves a building, they’re in the home stretch, that’s just the beginning of a Byzantine process engaging with many other city agencies, most of which do not work together or coordinate.

True’s job will be to help approved projects jump through the necessary hoops as quickly as possible.

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