San Francisco residents are fleeing the region over the city’s ballooning housing costs and massive taxes, with a new report showing the Bay Area is now the most expensive municipality for renters in the United States.
“If you thought rent in San Francisco couldn’t get any higher — you were very wrong,” reports KRON Channel 4. “Apparently San Francisco rent has reached a new peak of $3,690, according to home and apartment rental app Zumper.”
“The survey also found that while rent increased greatly in San Francisco, the median price of one-bedroom apartments everywhere else in the US apparently dropped nearly half a percent during the same time,” adds the study.
The massive figure is a stunning 30% higher than rent prices in New York City and ‘double’ the price of a one-bedroom apartment in Miami, Florida.
Read the full report here.
SAN FRAN STUNNER: San Francisco Spends $6k to Register Each ‘Non-Citizen’ to Vote
San Francisco’s expensive efforts to register “non-citizens” to vote in local elections fell far below expectations this week, with new data showing the city government spent $310,000 on the policy but only enlisted 49 new voters.
According to Fox News, “San Francisco reportedly spent $310,000 on a new registration system aimed at getting non-citizens to cast votes in school board elections.”
The program yielded just 49 new voters to date; effectively costing the local government over $6,000 per person.
“The voters are only able to vote in a school board race. John Arntz, the city elections chief, In San Francisco, noncitizens who opt to vote will be listed on a separate roster from citizens and will get a ballot with just the school board contest,” adds Fox.
Read the full report here.
SHOCKER: Survey Says San Francisco, NYC, DC ‘WORST RUN CITIES’ in America
A “shocking” new survey from a personal finance website named Washington, DC, Detroit, New York City, and San Francisco the four “worst run” cities in the United States this week, confirming what everyone knew all along.
According to CBS Detroit, financial website WalletHub posted the list of America’s worst offenders regarding “city management” and “operating efficiency.”
“We constructed a ‘Quality of Services’ score made up of 35 metrics grouped into six service categories, which we then measured against the city’s per-capita budget,” writes WalletHub.
“Ironically, the District of Columbia, which is home to the nation’s budget makers, was ranked as the worst city when it comes to budget per capita. DC also finished near the bottom of the 150-city list in terms of public education and health scores,” adds CBS.
Several key factors placed DC, San Francisco, and NYC at the top of the list; including pollution, traffic, and massive taxes.
Read the full story at CBS Detroit.