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Fundraiser for the SFTU, 11/2 at El Rio

Mission Delirium a 12 piece party brass band based in San Francisco will play at El Rio (3158 Mission St./Precita Ave) from 9 pm to 12 am on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The charge is sliding scale $5-25. The funds raised will be for the San Francisco Tenants Union, and awareness for Proposition G, the Anti-Speculation Tax.


Mayor Ed Lee Signs Airbnb Legislation

The legislation does not become operative until February 1, 2015.

Ellis Act Eviction Payment Ruling Will Be Appealed

Ellis Act evictions, starting June 2, 2014, required the landlord to pay the displaced tenants the difference in rent for two years as calculated by the San Francisco Rent Board. This law has been overruled in Levin v. City and County of San Francisco. The landlords claimed that the payment of 4.7% of the estimated profit to the tenant was an unconstitutional "taking" of the property by the city. Defense arguments were raised by the San Francisco City Attorney which will appeal the ruling. Judge Breyer indicated during oral argument that landlords who have already paid the Campos relocation are free to pursue the City for reimbursement.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Vote to Regulate Tenant Buyouts

The San Francisco Supervisors in a 7/4 vote (Breed, Farrell, Tang, Wiener opposing) approved groundbreaking legislation from Sup. David Campos which will stop the speculators from using buyouts to get around prohibitions on condo conversions and other tenant protections.
•Require buyouts to be filed and registered with the San Francisco Rent Board.
•Impose the same condo conversion prohibitions to buyouts which are attached to no fault eviction.
•Require landlords to notify tenants of their rights (in a form developed by the Rent Board) prior to negotiating a buyout.
•Give tenants the right to rescind a buyout for 45 days after signing the agreement.
•Find out the status and details of this legislation.

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