What is certain to be a hot-button topic in our next general election, the San Francisco Department of Elections has certified a ballot measure limiting Airbnb and other short-term residential rentals to tourists. The initiative qualified for the November 3, 2015 municipal election. The ballot measure will:
- Limit Airbnb rentals to 75 nights per year
- Require quarterly reports to the Planning Department on the number of nights a unit is rented short-term
- Require that ‘hosting platforms’ list only housing units registered with the City
- Require that other building tenants, neighbors and neighborhood associations be notified when a unit is registered as a short-term rental
- Allow for other building tenants and neighbors to go to court to protect their rights to privacy and the quiet enjoyment of their homes should the CCSF file to do so.
How will this ballot measure affect the quality-of-life of residents and businesses in Eureka Valley? In their August 2015 meeting, the PLUC will be begin an in-depth study and analysis of the proposed measure and provide recommendations to the Board and General membership.
Stay tuned in as we try to dive into the details about this ballot measure.