Professor McDaniel Discusses 'Abrasive' YIMBY Movement

Thursday, November 01, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- In San Francisco, four Board of Supervisors candidates are card-carrying YIMBYs: movement pioneer Sonja Trauss in District Six, Theo Ellington in District 10, Trevor McNeil in District Four and Nick Josefowitz in District Two.

“Politicians are taking the YIMBYs’ energy and running with it,” said Jason McDaniel, a professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University.

SF State Professor McDaniel said though the movement has matured, it remains “disruptive.”

“They don’t do things to make friends with the establishment,” he said. “They can be abrasive. They don’t apologize.”