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Stop Anti-Rent Control Legislation
by repost
Tuesday Jan 29th, 2013 8:20 AM
Sups. Wiener and Farrell have introduced legislation which will repeal rent control from thousands of landlord-occupied apartment buildings. Their plan will let these buildings become condominiums automatically, bypassing the condo conversions lottery and tenant protections in the city’s condo conversion law. Under state law, condominiums are exempt from rent control.
From website of San Francisco Tenants Union http://www.sftu.org/
The legislation is a huge gift to property owners: they will be able to rent out non-rent controlled apartments and the condominium form of ownership will increase the value of their property by well over 20%. This gift to landlords comes at a time when tenants are facing record high rents–and landlords are getting record profits and seeing the value of their buildings soar.

The legislation will let any property which has 2 or more owner occupants pay a fee to become a condominium. These are about 2,000 such buildings will be eligible. If this legislation passes, we can expect to see a sharp increase in evictions as landlords will anticipate that City Hall will let them move in and then repeal rent control.

Please call or Email all 11 supervisors, all Democrats, some of whom are anti-rent control.

District One (The Richmond)
Sup. Eric Mar
(415) 554-7410 - voice
(415) 554-7415 - fax
Eric.L.Mar [at] sfgov.org

District Two (The Marina and Pacific Heights)
Sup. Mark Farrell
(415) 554-7752 - voice
(415) 554-7843 - fax
Mark.Farrell [at] sfgov.org

District 3 (North Beach/Chinatown/Russian Hill)
Sup. David Chiu
(415) 554-7450 - voice
(415) 554-7454 - fax
David.Chiu [at] sfgov.org

District 4 (Outer Sunset)
Sup. Carmen Chu
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
(415) 554-7460 - voice
(415) 554-7432 - fax
Carmen.Chu [at] sfgov.org

District 5 (Haight and Western Addition)
Sup. London Breed
415) 554-7630 - voice
(415) 554-7634 - fax
London.Breed [at] sfgov.org

District 6 (Tenderloin/SOMA/North Mission/Hayes Valley)
Sup. Jane Kim
(415) 554-7970 - voice
(415) 554-7974 - fax
Jane.Kim [at] sfgov.org

District 7 (West of Twin Peaks/Parkmerced)
Sup. Norman Yee
(415) 554-6516 - voice
(415) 554-6546 - fax
Norman.Yee.Bos [at] sfgov.org

District 8 (Castro, Duboce Triangle, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, Glen Park)
Sup. Scott Wiener
(415) 554-6968 - voice
(415) 554-6909 - fax
Scott.Wiener [at] sfgov.org

District 9 (Mission and Bernal Heights)
Sup. David Campos
(415) 554-5144 - voice
(415) 554-6255 - fax
David.Campos [at] sfgov.org

District 10 (Bayview and Potrero Hill)
Sup. Malia Cohen
(415) 554-7670 - voice
(415) 554-7674 - fax
Malia.Cohen [at] sfgov.org

District 11 (Excelsior)
Sup. John Avalos
(415) 554-6975 - voice
(415) 554-6979 - fax
John.Avalos [at] sfgov.org


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*make that 'Avalos' [typo]mootWednesday Jan 30th, 2013 9:46 AM
All Democrats??mootWednesday Jan 30th, 2013 9:31 AM