Amongst the items on the agenda for San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee this afternoon, another informational hearing on the proposed redevelopment of Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands and a proposed “Good Samaritan Base Rent” ordinance which would apply to the emergency dislocation of a tenant.
[The proposed ordinance would] provide for temporary Good Samaritan base rent when a landlord and new tenant agree for the tenant to commence occupancy following an emergency such as fire or earthquake or landslide that required unexpected vacation of the tenant’s previous unit, and the agreement includes a reduced rent rate for up to the first three hundred sixty-five (365) days of occupancy (Original Good Samaritan Status Period); initial base rent for purposes of calculating annual CPI increases per Section 37.3 shall be the rent payable upon expiration of the Original Good Samaritan Status Period, or upon expiration of any Extended Good Samaritan Status Period as agreed by the landlord and tenant in writing, for a total of no more than 730 days of Original and Extended Good Samaritan Status days combined; Good Samaritan status may be utilized only upon written certification by a specified City Official, that identifies the emergency and the resulting unit vacation on grounds of public health, safety, and habitability.
With respect to Treasure Island, we’re assuming the Good Samaritan ordinance would apply in the case of tsunamis as well.
∙ Land Use and Economic Development Committee Agenda: April 11, 2011 [sfbos.org]
∙ Good Samaritan Base Rent Following Emergency Dislocation of Tenant [sfbos.org]
∙ The Draft Plan For 550 Acres In The Middle Of San Francisco’s Bay [SocketSite]