Supervisor David Campos was on a KQED radio program recently discussing the proposed moratorium on market-rate housing development in the Mission — Scott Wiener was on the program too, arguing the con side. And as this guy on Medium points out, after a caller called in to ask Campos about his previous support for "the 100% luxury Vida condos at 22nd and Mission," Campos seemed to dodge the question, saying "I don’t know what project he’s talking about."

After being contacted later about the dodge, Campos said he simply didn't recognize the development by name, but then said, "I wish I had known what site they were talking about, because I’m very proud of what we did at that site."

As is common practice around the city, the developer chose the option to develop their required affordable units off-site, and the deal struck that allowed them to build 100% luxury at 2558 Mission Street included the purchase of another site in the Mission that was donated to the Mayor’s Office of Housing for development of affordable units, and $1 million donated to local charities.

It's also notable, though not at all out of the ordinary, that Campos received a $4,100 donation from the developer for his campaign for Assembly.

SFist reached out to Campos' office and aide Hilary Ronen added that "the developer also paid for a permanent farmer’s market to be built behind the building and that Supervisor Campos convened meetings with community leaders and the developer who negotiated the community benefits package related to this development." She says other community leaders were behind the deal as well.

The irony here, though, is that deals like this are exactly what Campos' foe Wiener has been arguing for against the moratorium, saying that the only way to get affordable housing funded is by allowing market-rate developers to build what they want, and to make them comply with their affordable housing requirements and do what this developer did — donating a whole parcel for affordable development.

Critics call this "trickle-down" method insufficient, and they see more market-rate development as just a quick slide to total gentrification of the still not-so-gentrified 24th Street corridor, not to mention elsewhere in the neighborhood. And they are likely right to question the simple argument of supply-and-demand when it comes to housing, since even with more supply we aren't likely to see rents dip too much below where they are now, especially when it comes to newly constructed housing.

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