Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s proposed ordinance banning condominium conversions in buildings where multiple tenants, senior citizens, disabled, or catastrophically ill people were evicted passed a Board of Supervisors committee last night and now heads to final voting for passage. Not too surprising.
What is surprising, however, is that the mayor’s office seems to be hinting that a veto, should the ordinance get passed, is not imminent.
The mayor’s office would not say whether Newsom — whose allies in the business and real estate communities are staunchly opposed to the legislation — would sign the ordinance if it reaches his desk. But Matt Franklin, director of the mayor’s office of housing, hinted Newsom is open to working with Peskin.
Expect the biggest sticking point to be the retroactive date of the ordinance (as proposed, retroactive back to 1999).
∙ TIC eviction legislation progresses [SFGate]