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Short-Term Rental Vigilante Might Be Making the Rounds around Noe

Short-Term Rental Vigilante Might Be Making the Rounds around Noe

There have been over 400 complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity (a.k.a. airbnb-ing) in San Francisco filed with the city since the beginning of the year. And over the past seven days, another 31 complaints were filed. But while the distribution of complaints related to illegal short-term rental... Read More »

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 900 complaints have been filed with the city, alleging an illegal use, addition or action with respect to a property or property owner in San Francisco. While the complaints have ranged from the operation of an illegal “art studio/swingers sex club” on... Read More »

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Mission District Murals Inventoried for Preservation Review

Working with San Francisco Architectural Heritage and Precita Eyes, a Planning Department summer intern has created an inventory and historical index for the murals that adorn San Francisco’s Mission District, an overview of which will be presented to San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission tomorrow afternoon. The point of the... Read More »

Legislation to Allow New In-Law Units throughout San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is slated to approve legislation which will allow more in-law units to be added to existing buildings throughout San Francisco. And the bargaining chip ballot measure designed to put pressure on the Board’s passage of the legislation is slated to be withdrawn. Under the... Read More »

Senators Urge Federal Investigation into Use of Airbnb

Senators Urge Federal Investigation into Use of Airbnb

Concerned that short-term rentals “may be exacerbating housing shortages and driving up the cost of housing in communities,” U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (California), Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) and Brian Schatz (Hawaii) are urging the Federal Trade Commission to launch a formal investigation into the commercial use of short-term rental... Read More »

Airbnb Sues San Francisco

Arguing that its listings are protected by the First Amendment and a couple of Federal Communications Acts, regardless of whether or not said listings are for offerings which are illegal, Airbnb has filed suit in District Court seeking an injunction to block the recently adopted amendment to San Francisco’s... Read More »

Initiative to Allow More In-Laws in San Francisco

Speaking of potential housing related ballot measures and legislative bargaining chips, Supervisor Mark Farrell has submitted the paperwork for an initiative to allow more in-law units to be added to buildings throughout San Francisco. Under the proposed Accessory Dwelling Units measure, existing buildings with four dwelling units or less... Read More »

Law That Could Ban the Majority of Airbnb Listings in SF Approved

The legislation which could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco, or face penalties that could theoretically total over $5 million a day, has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors 10-0 with Supervisor Farrell recused from the vote.... Read More »

Board Could Quickly Act to Amend Troublesome Law for Airbnb

The proposed ordinance which could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco, or face penalties that could theoretically total well over $5 million a day, could be acted on by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the end of the... Read More »

The Law That Could Ban the Vast Majority of Airbnb Listings in SF

With the vast majority of the San Francisco properties listed on Airbnb still not registered with the City as required by law, a new piece of legislation could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco or face penalties that could... Read More »