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Supervisor Jane Kim amended Supervisors Christensen’s and Wiener’s original proposals for construction of new in-law units. Christensen’s and Wiener’s proposals would not have required the new in-laws to be rental housing instead of condos or hotel rooms even after tenants had been evicted. Kim’s amendments would help prevent displacement of tenants for development of the […]

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Supervisor Julie Christensen introduced amendments that made a bad law for Airbnb worse, and with support from Supervisors London Breed, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, and Scott Wiener passed a set of rules that will make it easier for landlords to take rental housing off the market and turn it into hotel rooms. Real […]

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Former President of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin will present free workshops on tenant rights in District 3 with the Tenants Union. The first two bootcamps: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 7-9 pm at Cafe Quetzal, 1234 Polk St. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7-9 pm at Cafe Quetzal, 1234 Polk St.

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Mark Farrell (San Francisco Supervisor for Cow Hollow, Laurel Heights, Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio, parts of Russian Hill, and Sea Cliff) opposed the money going to organizations that fight illegal evictions. He also opposes tenant organizing over the Mission moratorium as well as other recent organizing. Read the article here.

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The Berkeley City Council voted to restrict short-term rentals to up to 14 days and includes regulations to minimize the impact on neighbors. Maybe the difference between Berkeley and San Francisco is that many San Francisco Supervisors and the Mayor are supported by Airbnb’s Ron Conway? Tell your pro-Airbnb Supervisors (London Breed, Malia Cohen, Mark […]

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An amendment to the relocation payment providing a rental payment differential is not currently being enforced by the City of San Francisco because the City believes the new rental payment differential is included in the ruling of Levin v. City and County of San Francisco.

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Airbnb’s own study shows 20% of Airbnb hosts do NOT use the residential unit as a home as required by the law! Yet Airbnb argues that they are not making the housing crisis worse. 66 percent of San Franciscans think Airbnb should be fined for posting unregistered units, and 63 percent would support a ballot […]

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 2 pm at the San Francisco City Hall Board of Supervisors Chambers, the Board of Supervisors will be voting on the two competing ordinances about how the city regulates Airbnb and other short term rentals. We need to be there to support Supervisor Campos’ version, which will actually hold hold companies […]

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The hearing at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 2, 2015 on the moratorium for more development of luxury housing in the Mission district of San Francisco was packed with speakers overwhelmingly in support of the proposal. Public comment lasted almost 8 hours. A large majority of voters also support the moratorium. The […]

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