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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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Only the same rent as the evicted tenant can be charged for the replacement tenant after certain types of evictions. Requires a substantial violation of the rental agreement for eviction. Requires a chance to cure the unauthorized addition of the tenant’s family members to the dwelling. Prevents an eviction because the tenant is occupying a […]

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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 […]

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Artist Displacement Survey
06/06/2015

The San Francisco Arts Commission is trying to track the impact of the current affordability crisis on individual artists. If you are an artist facing displacement from your home, studio or both, they need to hear from you! Please take five minutes to fill out this survey. Your input will be an enormous help as […]

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Saving San Francisco
06/04/2015

Barry Levine’s Blog: It’s a fickle life–that of the drifter. I used to fall in love with every place my life’s journey took me. At first it was the addictive excitement of the violent streets of the South Bronx, New York City. The next stop on my journey was a residential hotel in center city […]

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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Tim Redmond reports that he was at the SF Democratic County Central Committee meeting that the SF Chronicle describes by a reporter who wasn’t even at the meeting. Tim Redmond’s eyewitness account and a video contradict San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener’s claim of people getting in Wiener’s face. The video is shaky at the end […]

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Mayor Lee and Supervisor Wiener are proposing the city build more affordable housing. Lee’s plan is contingent on approval by legislators or the voters (shifting the burden from Lee to others). Also, building enough affordable housing would require the same amount of construction as from 1920 to the present. Rent control requires no new construction. […]