Rebuttal to NY Times Editorial on Housing

Rebuttal to NY Times Editorial on Housing

On Oct. 4, this editorial, “California is Actually Making Progress on Building More Housing,” appeared in the online NY Times. The author is editorial board member Binyamin Appelbaum. It was so full of errors and misconceptions that I felt obligated to respond.

Rebuttal to NY Times Editorial on Housing

Times Insider

The New York Times followed up with a “Times Insider” column on June 12th. Reporter Sarah Bahr writes about her interview with journalist Connor Dougherty, author of the “Not in Her Backyard” profile of Catalysts’ founder Susan Kirsch.

Rebuttal to NY Times Editorial on Housing

Not in Her Backyard

Susan Kirsch is a 78-year-old retired teacher who lives in a small cottage home in Mill Valley, Calif., on a quiet suburban street that looks toward a grassy knoll. The cause that takes up most of her time, however, is fighting new development and campaigning for the right of suburban cities to have near total control over what gets built in them.