Assuming a recomendation by San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee this afternoon, tomorrow the Board of Supervisors will vote on Supervisor Avalos’ proposed legislation to extend “just cause” eviction rights to all rental units rather than just those (for the most part) built before June 1979 and restricted by rent control.
Despite some disinformation making the rounds, the amendments would not effectively render post-’79 rental units in San Francisco “rent controlled.”
And as best we can tell, committee amendments to the proposed legislation address the hot buttons of owner move-in evictions and the ability of developers to remove renters from units that were only intended to be rented for a limited time before being sold:
…by amending Section 37.9 to provide that limitations on [the number of] owner move-in evictions do not apply to these newly protected units; [and] by amending Section 37.9 to add a 16th just cause for eviction, to provide for eviction from a condominium unit with separable title that was rented by the developer for a limited time period prior to sale of the unit, where the developer has given specified advance notice to the renters…
UPDATE: With respect to that 16th just cause and units which were rented prior to the effective date of the new legislation, developers would have 90 days to provide retroactive “advance notice” of their intent to eventually sell.
UPDATE (12/8): From the San Francisco Examiner:
On Monday, the Land Use & Economic Development Committee voted to send the legislation to the full board for a vote Tuesday.
“If what came out of committee today reaches the mayor’s desk, he will veto it,” said Joe Arellano, Newsom’s spokesman.
The Mayor will need four supervisor votes to sustain any veto.
∙ San Francisco Land Use and Economic Development Committee Agenda 12/7/09 [SFBOS]
∙ Just Cause Protection Coming For Non-Rent Controlled Rentals? [SocketSite]
∙ Rent Control In San Francisco: The Real Rules [SocketSite]
∙ Just Cause Eviction Protection For Residential Tenants Proposed Legislation [SFBOS]
∙ Newsom: I will veto tenant eviction legislation [San Francisco Examiner]