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>> good morning and welcome to the government audit & oversight for monday, november 14, 2016, i'm the chair of the committee supervisor cohen's joined by board member supervisor breed to my left is and by supervisor campos to supervisor breed's left our vice chair supervisor yee will not be here today and we will have a motion to excuse him but proush to that let me introduce any clerk mr. evans
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thank you electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the november 29, 2016, board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> and supervisor breed can we have a motion to excuse supervisor yee. >> moved without objection and mr. clerk one the. >> the conversion to the short-term rental arranged to no more than 60 units from filing a private right of action allow private action prior to the final determination by the planning director and shorten for the praifrpt parties to file a action. >> this is sponsored by supervisor breed and co-sponsored before i myself and supervisor campos and supervisor
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kim supervisor breed the floor is yours. >> thank you last month supervisor peskin and i introduced this legislation inform place regulations on short-term rentals in the city the legislation informed by research from the school of hospitality at penn state university a cap on short-term rentals whether the host is present or not and grandfathered in hosts that have registered with the city at the existing 90 day cap for unhosted rent-controlled units for 36 hours cap for hosted reversals that styles the cost for department of emergency the violation of short-term rental law and empowers nonprofit that are dedicated to preserving the housing for enforcement of violated of short-term rentals law i've said we need robust effective regulations of
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short-term rentals and we need to make changes when something is not working as well as we know that should be we have far too many hosts not registering with the city and people exceeding or just ignoring the annual rental caps this tack critical housing units off the market making them unavailable for those struggling to find an affordable place it shouldn't be for lucrative to offer a empty unit as a short-term rental than to rent that has permanent housing for a san francisco family or resident i want to support the many san franciscans listening on this hosting platform to make ends meet they deserve the fair regulations within the process the host who have played by the rules and registered did so with the
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insures with the city and she we should live up to our public comments we need 0 protect the housing stock while allowing the residents to share their homes to insure the registrations are effective making nonprofit partners in the most egregious violators i want to thank supervisor peskin and our co-sponsors supervisor campos and supervisor kim i know we have a couple of small amendments i've defer to supervisor peskin thank you for everybody who expressed their support or concern that is a complex and viewing issue i'll always be ready to make changes had something is not working as it should thank you and i'm going to turn it over to you chair peskin. >> thank you madam president i was hastened albeit to see the
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words made by airbnb and this morning's san francisco chronicle about their willingness to work with the city and look forward to working with airbnb and other short-term rental platforms to continue those discussions as we move forward with this issue in the months ahead as to a number of - as supervisor breed said small amendments to the legislation that is before us based on some comments in the members of the public i proposed we amend the item that is because on page 4 at lines 9 and 13 to make the date november 1st tomorrow as opposed to the introduction
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that's to deal with individuals who had begun in and attempted to registration prior to the date of introduction to there were had how often of those individuals that will address them and on page 5 a clarification in subsection e on line 10 says the residential unit is an insert and the permanent person uses the preliminary residents registrations on the short-term rental registry are not transferable and only rae nude by the permanent folks not a property right it runs with the priest no, not with the property and deputy city attorney does it
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cover the amendments that - >> the additional amendments? >> good morning deputy city attorney andrew one minor amendment is that i believe the office of short-term rentals wished to include a clarification that anyone who having 2k3wr5ir7b9d in will not lose the grandfathered status with the third amendment and all 3 amendments are not substantive and can move forward today. >> thank you counsel as to the third amendment we support where will that be no see it our intention to include that. >> i don't unfortunately have a copy but come back as we so forth. >> is kevin imply the person
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on the - and supervisor campos. >> thank you mr. chair it's been a very interesting and difficult week for so many of us in san francisco and throughout the country with the location of donald trump i can't even say that as president of the united states and had a unity rally that supervisor president breed and mayor ed lee put together i was proud to be part of that it is important for san francisco to be o to be united against donald trump to stand together to be considered to be san francisco values we did that notwithstanding some differences we had with residents with mayor ed lee
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and one of those differences it that in the area of what we do with airbnb as short-term rentals and the point here that i and many have been trying to make we know that short-term rentals have a place in san francisco. >> we're talking about is striking a balance for some responsibility and specifically looking to protect the very limited amount of housing stock we have in the city one of the kind differences we have the question of what is the responsibility of those corporate players when it comes to reducing our housing stock and that's why this issue is so important i want to thank supervisor president london breed and supervisor peskin for putting in measure forward i do think it is about striking that balance lou
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gehrig's disease short-term rentals and having clear rules that limit how far people can use the limited housing stock we have this is what that is about and i'll is to airbnb that i welcome the comments from circling and others that said after many, many years they'll actually try to follow the refuges as someone said you know it is not what airbnb says that what they do pudding one of the big differences within the party we have is that you have corporate democrats that believe that recreation alisa miller airbnb don't have to follow the rules and the bernie sanders and elizabeth warner wing of the party building those corps need to be held accountability and
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follow the rules like everyone maybe this is a change in san francisco at national level those corporate democrats that have control of the party that led away in the corporations maybe that is the start in san francisco the corporate democrats in that believe to do the same so i look forward to that and look forward to the hearing. >> thank you supervisor campos bill barns from the zoning administrator's on behalf of the office of short-term rentals. >> good morning members i'm bill barns on behalf of the ever zoning administrator and kevin guy will be out there the weather and i'm happy to answer basic questions and come back on questions. >> have you or the zoning administrator heard any responses to the letter that you
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wrote to all the short-term rentals platforms at the beginning of this year. >> the zoning administrator and the manager of the short-term rentals sent a letter as a result some have taken action against platforms that have failed to meet the san francisco law and those are within resolved we've heard informally if various platforms but not had in writing and look forward to hearing from them. >> any other questions for mr. barns? >> and if i might on the third amendment briefly the way the permit process right now the permit is looked at every two years not like a renewable the office of short-term rentals building this is a minor process and . >> so right so we're all clear and the members of the public are clear that is the intent of
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this legislation that those approximately no less than 17 hundred individual that have joined the last two years since the original law legalizing short-term rentals activities passed its in 2014 those registered will urban design grandfathered for the duration and so there was concern that mr. guy raised as to the way it was drafted which was to be 3w57b8d clear kw4 you renew our permit you'll remain in the grandfathered class we'll make sure that amendment is made before the end of this meeting. >> thank you, mr. barns in san francisco objection supervisor campos is at the behest of the supervisor president breed now a merry member of that panel a voting member of the government audit & oversight committee why not open up for public comment i have a huge stack of speakers so
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why want 2 minutes i'll start with mike and (calling names). >> morning supervisors thanks for having the hearing and supervisor campos and supervisor breed and supervisor peskin thank you very much for leading ♪ legislation i'm speaking mike casey speaking on behalf of the labor council they have anonymously comboeshsz that says something not often we're all on the on the same page on every issue we're all on the on the same page and because not only this is about jobs certainly our union suffers the loss of jobs we estimate 5 or 6 hundred a year that's not our
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main focus but the housing crisis and the airbnb unregulated as it is has contributed to many of the members forced out and unable to find housing here we welcome the - notation that airbnb wants to come to the table we understand that airbnb is here we welcome the fact that airbnb wants to participate it is a little bit late we think we should find solutions unfortunately, it is difficult to understand how heartfelt 24 commitment they have an outstanding lawsuit we'll encourage us to sit down and talk we expect airbnb to show goodwill and good faith by what are you their lawsuit the judge indicated they'll rule in
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favor of the legislation or in favor of upholding the large project that is incumbent on airbnb to leveling the playing field we stand strong in favor of that legislation we think this is a balanced approach that people should be able to make money by representing out rooms we're not opposed to that >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> good morning board members i'm a registered home sharing and opposed to any changes that have been voted by the people of san francisco in the prior election as a citizen i'd like to feel that my vote has been accounted and we've already voted on this this is why i'm here
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i'm all for regulations which that comes to enforcement the laws that are being voted on. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. i'm kevin the executive director of the hotel council our organization and board of directors fly support those amendments before you today we building r is a 60 day cap that show who is renting and not renting the united the 17 hundred people that legitimately are operating under the current registration we absolutely support the people and individual availability being able to do that we lived that is important to have those options for the visitors but we firmly believe that this- these amendment will help with that confusion that is going on right now and help with the enforcement we've heard from
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mike casey our union member and we support the amendments before you today thank you for your support and encourage you to move forward thank you. >> thank you and after this speaker (calling names). >> supervisor peskin and supervisor breed and supervisor campos calvin share better san francisco of the coalition seeking solutions to the problems of short-term rentals the last two years strongly supports the legislation including the amendments made today you know that is important we understand what problem we're addressing and the best way to understand it to go back to california history and remember the don our party the don our party theory the theory that
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airbnb is adopting to address the retention of the middle-income from the history that don our party uaw was made up of 19 sent from the east and west to traveled to california to make their fortune they didn't make it to the absorbing nevada and gaged inform short-term rentals in the don pass they eating each other can only blichl is a strategy of survival it is not elevated to a popping that's the problem we're trying to address how to survive the middle-income without choosing winners and losers and cannibalizing the housing stock for the middle-income people in san francisco this measure will
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do that thank you. >> hello i'm glenn a castro resident and homeowner for the past seven years i started potting on airbnb a year ago because of a negative experience of alvarez to sprarnz strangers after laid off and to may i my mortgage if i'm only to share my home for 6 days of year i will be forced to sell my home i building we can work together on a compromise my feeling the hoefrm effected by the airbnb host is not fitting the inventory most people on airbnb will not be leasing out their places on a long term base because of families and friends
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that are currently staying in the unit and when the family and france are no longer allowed have to leave the city while those rooms are staying vacant this is the one way the residents make a little bit of money thank you. >> jump in. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is reaping a nature the san francisco for 40 years to ask you to please rethink the short-term rentals this legislation will devastate others i started using home sharing to support myself after the death of my father been a software contractor but in an ever changing field i've helped to create ways for my family to stay here and continue toe work in a city i love you applied for
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the business licenses and thought in doing so i did everything necessary when i found out there was additional steps for registering with the city i went and do that imagine my surprise because of my application the fair rules i've been 3w0id by will no longer be able to use a part of my home to allow visitors to support our local economy and 60 days a year is 5 days a month none can create enough income under those circumstances please ask ourselves how making that easier for private interest groups to encourage people to register it does the opposite and asks people not to register and 0 who does that registration
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help certain offices of our city and definitely not me as an example - let's see. >> it feels to me that helps ousted corporations a lot more than individuals at the lease consider changing the cut off date like in february of 2017 i think that gives people more time to register. >> and for those who didn't hear the earlier comments if as i think you've aware you are amongst 17 hundred individuals that have gone to the effort of registering during the last two years with the home sharing became legal you're a grandfathered and in that date in the amendments he introduced will actually go all the way
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until tomorrow if you came in october 25th you should be again go ahead. >> i'm kevin a host and my wife in the sunset district we are registered 272 first of all, thank you for grandfathered us until our grandfathers this is important we do in principle there's roof issues i have with that, i think in general like to remind us we're in san francisco and the values were expressed out in the hall earlier about unite and welcoming people to our city and the hospitality is the number one industry and technology in our city airbnb is kind of that the nexus of that i think that is important to remember not to escape goat airbnb or other classrooms home sharing i think as at the
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same time it is important to preserve the long term housing and so on but a lot of people come to the city that stay with us from parts of the world and state we have trumpet supporters and had interesting cycle and left with our values of the city and learned about the recycling and a lot of things you know (laughter) until they meet people like us with that experience and it is about the money it helps to pay the bills i am a - i think my key message is appreciate the efforts you're making in the legislation and an important issue for all of us but that is important to remember we're the tech capital of the world and the let's innovative around that and not limit home sharing i
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appreciate your listening and thank you very much. >> thank you after him (calling names). >> good morning, supervisors my name is a period of time coming down the pike with the democrat club a registered host in district 3 i want to make a point that supervisors supervisor breed and supervisor campos made at the beginning of today's hearing the importance of preserving housing stock i go agree that is a worthwhile and urgent call; however, last may san francisco controller's office of connective analysis issued a report i quote the percentage of available rental stock has remained relatively steady over the 2006 to 2013 a rapid increase in the rent since
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2010 and the availability of online platforms for short-term rental have not reduced this percentage so i think that in blaming the home sharing for the housing crisis is, in fact, goes against the fact that even the city owns controller's office has shown, and, secondly, urge the supervisors to consider the 60 day cap is two extreme and let me remind you the voters of last year voted down the double district numbers and would have had a 75 day cap the 60 is more extreme than proposition f the voters have spoken and i urge them to respect the will of the voters but lastly the 60 day cap
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will not help to raise the cap by cutting down the hosting for the future host will be making rational decisions so i urge the supervisors to reconsider those open amendments thank you. >> thank you, sir north if you can line up to my left and our right after (calling names). >> hi, i'm ed i'm a innovating resident and own a local restaurant i've been told by several restaurant owners they're having the best years since home sharing i lived in san francisco for 60 years i like to think of being here for two generations i
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personally mooefrns have lived in our house for 35 years and married and raised tour child and celebrated many people in san francisco consider your house a best investment my wife and i look at our home as a place to store a lifetime of memories and like to stay in our home in san francisco because of the income from home sharing when we were younger had the opportunity to travel due to health concerns we're not able through sharing we've been to host thus bringing the world to our home we now have the opportunity to double i'm here to ask for us to have the opportunity to stay many my home and allow me the third generation to stay in my
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home and bring people from around the world to us you can help us by rejecting the kaurnt regulation. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> lauren 24078s o thomas co-chair of the democrat club i think i speak for most of people that have indeed followed the law we appreciate you're taking that take into consideration and we're concerned if our timing was off and didn't need this until the year after it is not enough to help a lot of the home sharingers and owners in san francisco i think what - airbnb is young their naive and arrogant that irritates imagine, however, they have appeared and we've been pushing on in hard as an
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organization they've brought to the table things that will address all the illegal unit and preserve the housing for affordable ways so i think while they ma have been arrogant and obnoxious and it takes time the city supervisors should act the same way but talk with them and work through the solutions i think there are a lot of good things on the table and, yes now is the time to make progress and create a winning solution for everybody i ask you to consider that. >> if you - i've called our name, please line up i'll call a few more names (calling names). >> next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm deanna good afternoon
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i've had very great experiences sharing my home it is a safe place i have been able to have my families from the philippines visit when they come over and at the same time on supplemental inspect i've been volunteering with the use of force it is very important for me, i was unable to do volunteering free of charge so it is special to see if i'm able to do this having my supplemental income be able to do this we're limited to 60 days a year i think that will be very hard for us to be able to do this in san francisco thanks. >> good morning, supervisors
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supervisor peskin, supervisor breed and supervisor campos i'm henry the president of the district emergency association representing 20 successors and the golden gate association one thing about the airbnb folks is that when they come out to visit san francisco they stay in areas we don't have much city so the traffic in the areas in the excelsior and visitacion valley and the outer sunset and parts of richmond and so forth they don't get the traffic from airbnb it is a good thing for the small businesses a benefit for small businesses we support airbnb and getting visitors to come out to the area for which those workers will benefit again, we support them in doing this program and what they do
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for the community and small businesses >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good morning. my name is skate stone i'm a lifetime san francisco resident and a homeowner a retired san francisco school teacher and registered home sharing eerie want to thank you for having me and giving me the chance for the creation of affordable housing in san francisco and to implore not to impose the 60 day limit on the short-term rentalers i have to can he have i had another speech on the grandfathering of previously registered host i have to say that i share everyone's i think collective frustration at the time it is taken for airbnb to
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come to the there is a motion on the table and ready to look at the real solutions like you have been trying to do for the last couple of years i fear and i support regulations he registered when i was supposed to and fold the rules i think that regulation is a is an approach to a very, very complex situation i fear along with on the 60 day cap will prove for more sdpurj than encouraging if you look at the figures i'm not very good at this but the length of time to have short-term rentals in our house to actually be able to afford to keep our home at the 60 day cap will be 2, 3, 4 effect will take that - prevent that house to be on the market and other people shared
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it would - serve to discourage people from taking part in we're trying to bring instant to this complex conversation thank you so much for looking at this i know this body has incredible talent and like to see more housing in san francisco. >> thank you for your comments mr. stone. >> next speaker, please. >> hi my name is gene stone and homeowner and registered home sharinger in bernal heights and thank you for grandfathering and for the registered home shares i'll e i'd like to remind the board of supervisors people are taking people into their homes not new since jesus and in
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the last few years a vehicle to match guests with hosts we offer a home experience a win-win situation for us and our guests to stay with a knowledgeable san franciscan family and offer services to our wonderful city we're proud to be contributing hotel taxed to the city and provided a valuable service by steering our guests for public transportation and stay in san francisco for longer ways we provide football accommodates we provide the service that allows people on limited incomes to visit their families and a place to stay for young college folks to stay in our wonderful city those let's not take away incomes and thousand of struggling san franciscans by putting a cap on how often they can rent their home don't forget
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that which of that income goes directly into san francisco's cash flow that if you cap the number of days the 60 cases they'll not be able to stay in their homes and be taking away in their affordable housing and that of thousands of other middle-income citizens many are disabled and unemployed home sharingers are pawns in the members please stop playing with our lives and income and do the work needed to provide affordable housing for the city taking away our income is not the answer. >> my name is carl i live on scott street in district breeds district 18 years a film maker and registered home sharier -
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i've shared my home as a way to be present for my children meetings with doctors and lawyers and others and having an ability to have short term and long term rent in my home allows me to be a great dad to any children who are grown and struggling to live in san francisco as a film maker i've 2k3wr5ik9 in yeah me many friends said y7b9 stay home there will be fewer homes to share you can make money to my neighbors that are sentencing for my fellow artists as a waiter i needed the income to pursue my art this city needs artists and by capping people at 60 days
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you'll say to all the people that want to pursue their art instead of working at a corporate job effectively ask them to leave the city it is an expensive place the legislation we can all agree that unhost homes and people not following the regulations should be removed, however, i'll say that a 60 day cap that is it effectively does right to the corporation hotel and it hitsz he homeowners, renter and people looking for affordable housing against each other that is not san francisco san francisco is a place that of inclusion and rather pitting people against people i want to find solution for everyone. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon we're almost
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are afternoon i'm lawrence a homeowner and home sharer in district 7 my husband and i comply with the regulations renting our spare bedroom with with dedicated democrat club that you've seen and heard already this morning advocate compliances with the register we work with kevin guy and the board of supervisors to facilitate we're currently recorded last week well over 2000 registered and/or in the registration pipeline a huge improvement over what it was the majority of us complying with the law rely on this financial solvent in an expensive city reducing the f t r caps for 60 days for hosted
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and unhosted appears to be completely arbitrary and without any economic impact for sf homeowners take into consideration those proposed caps on top of an 8 hundred increase in the cost of renewing a business license all home sharingers are required to do and the board of supervisors is to carefully consider the reduction of those caps and study the sharp reduction before swiveling pushing through this amendment the home sharingers democrat club offers this to keep the rules fair for the thousand of residents that rely thank you for your time and we learned agency children we need to think about we react in this
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contention situation. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm bruce from the sunny side district you've heard from any husband we got would this we were guests first and liked it we decided to hsr in the city because life hits you up the side of the head owe lost any job and the impact doesn't effect us as much as it could have it kept us in our home and as home sharingeers in our - i don't have the regular 401k we
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bridged the gap for the future down the line with no 40 w i could lose my job i don't know where my future is how can i make ends meet we need to solve the registration 60 days is two extreme and won't cover one months mortgage over and over the property tax we pay it keeps us in our home this proposal equates e creates two classes of people how will you enforce this does make sense the home sharers democrat club met with the supervisors we've left hand to the public and the supervisors and we all agree the process is broken let's fix it by listening po to one another my ask to meet in the middle and streamline the process for more people to be
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registered listen to the home sharers democrat club not a lip service we've met with you and some of you have not listened to the home sharers democrat club >> hello, i'm linda and i'm a resident of district 11 from - i also am a registered hoot my husband and i registered and although we're grandfathered in there are many things we're concerned about the other thing is we want the supervisors to see who the people are and do home sharinging. >> they're very compelling reasons people are trying to stay here in san francisco and do other things in the case we have four children and 13
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grandchildren we've promised them a chance to go to college without need not in student loans and sincere home sharing is a way we are able to have an income stream that can help our families and the flexibility that we need to be able to have this kind of income we couldn't do this full-time this is a family home and rent-controlled unit out to a full-time rental what i'm very very concerned about the current legislation the fact it is a two tiered system what the previous speaker said is is true we'll have a problem identifying people and the way it will pit people against each year, two tiered systems you need to fight against and you need contract they know that the person gets the benefits and the one that
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comes in late doesn't get the benefits that is not a cohesive way to bring people together this is very united and has gone to lengths to try 0 rectify the problems in the current legislation and advocating for compliance so those of us who want to help to make the system better don't put us in a situation we have to say tough luck to the next guy thank you. >> if i've called our name i'll call a few more speakers (calling names). >> supervisors my name is dale appearing for shared sf an hoa.
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>> we were here 10 don't see ago on an oversight from the short-term rentals kevin guy told us 16 hundred plus registers airbnb has more than 7 seven hundred active hosts in san francisco so the system is not working i want to focus on the particulars of this protective that is before us not disputing home sharing no one is trying to make that community-based away we're trying to solve problems in the original orders we were told in 2014 no way to distinguish a hosted from an unhosted rental no way for the city to determine when a host is sleeping in their own bedroom this is a 60 day cap across the board is more than airbnb claims the typical hosts rents a year and finally mr. guy recorded to
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you his office levied one and $80,000 in fines and 200 of which are levied and tied up in court and clothed 50 thousand thousand and thousands and thousands of violations out there and no way his office or the good offices of city attorney will fully enforce this law that's why putting this is - has worked to protect single-room occupancy hotels we have to give the offices an opportunity to help. >> you indicated data the average home sharing number of nights is less than 60 days a you share more of that information. >> that is from airbnb published reports typical hosts
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97 nights a year. >> are you familiar with the american hotel and lodging association repaired by the labs have you seen that information. >> i have seen it. >> that information seems to i mean indicate and i don't know the bona fide use of the labs but seems to indicate that the average is indeed less than 60 days. >> okay. thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker please. >> good afternoon john supervisors if you thank you for the amendments you've proposed to your legislation i'm a registered host within the first one and 50 hosts and appreciate the ability to be
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grandfather but agree with a lot of the comments about two tiers and second class citizenry - current litigation that is pending before the why is one of home sharing largest platforms in san francisco pause to say we
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need to do something different and demonstrate we can urban design good actors i'll encourage the board to table the legislation that supervisor breed has proposed and really being open-minded to engage our home sharing platforms in dialogue that can be constructive i think that all parties are willing to work together to come to some common ground and a solution to put this to bed for once and for all. >> thank you, sir. >> good morning, supervisors thank you, very much for this meeting and i'm jan, i. a registered host one of the early registerries and i'm in san francisco to be in san francisco the only place i want to live
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because of my home sharing business works my brother has done it i really, really encourage you to look at what the home sharer democrat club put together many hours radio gone into the commitment to look how we can indeed work to make the system work for all of us thank you. >> thank you >> next speaker, please. >> i'm keith a professor at city college and one of the first few people registered agency as home sharer i think one of the advantages of being a professor i get to see the future and the students i have are going to be the leaders in san francisco and hopefully in the world to come what people seem to forget that students for example, are forced into 12-month lee's and only in
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their house for 9 months the currently 90 days works for students they're able to now afford to community-based home and visit their families and not pay rent on an empty house and while they're gone they're not competing for the local economy and not going to bars and restaurant a 60 day cap might help some of the students but in addition, we're looking at people that are looking to where their futures will be many of them love to stay in san francisco but the affordability of san francisco ask impossible for anyone in the city it is hard enough to stay here considering having to have a life here is a adapting task we might be losing a lot of the future leaders if we don't give them at option for staying here we've heard from artists and lost a
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lot of artists but trying not to lose for another flip side of parents having kids going to correctly if you have a kid going to their farther college and not the parents not be able to rent their bedrooms they can't bring new ideas back to san francisco so thank you move forward with this hard cap seriously think of this 60 may work for some people but not all san franciscans. >> >> next speaker, please. >> if i've not called our name (calling names). >> hi my name is rose i live in district 7 supervisor yee is my supervisor and thank you for grandfathering us if; however, i
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believe that just like myself some people will be in financial situations whether medical or whether that is taxed or whatever financial situation in they're in airbnb has allowed me to sustain myself in difficult times and i don't think that separating myself that may need the same help because their timing is off not fair to them i believe in regulation and building that people should follow the law having said that, i think also be a coming of the mind and a little bit more fairness within a two party 90 days even 60 days is a definitely not sufficient but 90 days still not sufficient in my opinion i love the city i've lived here 80 plus years and this may not be getting
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through to you but hope you guys can understand what i'm saying and not divide us the people that i see here that are convince this mainly hotel people i hope this comment is not misplaced thank you for your time. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors my name is jason i'm a san francisco native i live and work in the city and a park ranger for thirty plus years i'm here to ask you to not change the state limitation numbers unless you relax - i want to fluffy
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cloud and not set up a neighbor versus neighbor fight club as proposed personally i want a place to host i'm scared like others who the hosts are investing the money and have the city change the rules or the fact of the matter me like the legislation your registering in this i'm a lawyer and landlord i know i walk with to taerthsd in the town i hope you'll not hold it against me residents come to me and residents and other people's retained and property owners and we talk about the mess that you guys are under home sharing didn't take unit off the market those are not residential homes there is gravy revenue in the form of additional tax you can
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get for units that people are not putting on the market they wanted the flexibility they have friends that come and have families that come and had a bad tenants you've heard it here home sharing forces people out of their homes it keeps people's in their homes you've heard today and home sharing will wreck neighborhood piece and project manager make sure the categorizes stay away from your home and don't create a bad system and not create forms of neighbor versus neighbor combat thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hello my name is brendon and nature of the san francisco i discovered i might be grandfathered in this
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60 day cap is a barrier to future hopes please have an amendment to people to be able to you know at least achieve the grandfather status and the biggest problem is heretofore why not use the million dollars in tax revenue we're getting from home sharing and use it to lower the costs on building permits for home additions you you know nvmentsz or backyard unit this is the main problem the board of supervisors to help increase growth the future of growth so, yeah i wanted to say the 60 day task is a barrier we need to think about people in the future that want to be part of the community thank you. >> thank you brendon. >> supervisor peskin just
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walking by a put my head in the door has going on i get a couple of minutes i live under the radar and represent the co-opts and come menus that whole tradition of people living together and coming out together and what is the word folks - couch surf. >> couch surf all of that a flexible phrase and i believe flexible and come up with the i have faith in you supervisor peskin to make that happen this is the biggest co-opt of million dollars i knew one guy starting out and then i - the first thing
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election day after election the mayor and said in his own voice this is a sanctuary city is that right a sanctuary city are we're here in san francisco not only the undocumented by the documented as well the folks that come to san francisco like i did pursuing a vision in 1957 i heard 79 there i was beat necks by day and night 1957 and in 6 heaven on the urban checkerboard and still live that way and don't care airbnb i see their explaining the situation but come together as residents thank you people.
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>> thank you, sir and after this speaker i'll call a few more speaker cards if i called are your name come up up. >> (calling names) you embed ma'am. >> okay hello, again i'm still caring i'm a home sharing that made my first appearance in august of 2014 we been resident the western edition since 197640 wonderful years a teacher my wife and i a school social worker are retired since 2004 everyone knows that employees of school districts do not earn big bucks with pension to live here our two sons were you rates here
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and committed to making their homes and have friends of 50 years people ask us if we plan to move from san francisco where else will we find a support system and easy transportation system in 2015 home sharing saved us from a home loan severely impacting our budget using the rainy day fund we paid for the 35 thousand repair on the exterior of our homes are airbnb is located simply a room and bath i was going to also talk about a few other things i want to is that is a lot of the speakers most of them are hard acts to follow i want to support the change in the day cap not only for those grandfathered but also
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new home sharers i can't can't there be if we have a 60 day cap why not that - would disappear after a specified period of home sharing thank you for clarifying the grandfathering and what ever be have as many days as they want thank you. >> thank you next speaker, please. >> good afternoon my name is maria from the neighborhood of soma aiming to on my licensee went to school in south america and standing here as a legal resident a tourist guide a friend a professional and a dreamer and moved to the united
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states with my ex-husband four years ago we were young and trying to chase our dream unfortunately my marriage didn't go well and was left alone with a criteria and no family around to ask for help airbnb was my job and also my lifestyle and income it helped with friendship all over the world and not only that i was able to show them the true beauty of san francisco and that offers people a home they couldn't have a home and give the city a chance to make money being an airbnb host is not an easy task but requires modifications but hosting has allowed me to
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manage my finances during the hours that are available i volunteer my field and gain more experience for my career but here i am supervisors asking you in a humble way please reconsider this is the truly important please vote in support of home sharing many families and fair enough professionals and single moms people that are struggling and elderly that see airbnb will be grateful thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> if i haven't called your name i'll call a few more speaker cards (calling names). >> good afternoon. my name is jacqueline french 79 years old a transplant from a new jersey i
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moved here 25 years ago to escape the eyes and cold that's worked out better than i thought possible what has not worked out the cost of living to stay in san francisco. >> i have 6 children and so i spent most of my life raising the children but not with a pension so i live on social security with little investment i have i have found it very difficult previously to get that because it is so expensive so i was not able to operate in my grandchildren events and the celebration of life but at any age being ask to go back east to celebrate death airbnb has provided me with the opportunity not for
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philosophizing lose travel but back home to be part of my family i was intimating involved in they have families they can't afford to come here nor a place for them to stay so i'm asking you asking to reconsider the cap because that will not provide what it provided in the past i think if you look at the room you'll see many people my age or close to my age and like most people that revere their elderly i think the united states has a lot to learn so i'm asking the city to receive require our he recalls and vote against the san francisco can i cap thank you
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very much. >> therefore i was in accordance lout to that was on august 1st so, now i'm working 3 jobs i guess i'm here as a warning i'm cable and 40 years old i work hard and don't mind working hard airbnb is difficult working and cleaning the rooms i wore my daughter as is scrubbed
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the floors bus it was something i felt i could do for myself not going on government fund and can do that i'm asking you to consider what you're doing peri would love to host with airbnb again in the future he was good at 2 three hundred positive reviews and cared about deeply and felt i stood for for our city people came and said how wonderful to be month my home and what a great city because of me and my daughter i'm all i'm asking is to do to reconsider the 60 day cap in my future i'll host and do 2 legally but full-time thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> thank you i'm a registered host in district 7 and speak in
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opposition to a 60 day cap two years this body set rules we happy the city recognized our life hoods two years and dozens of changes we're gathered for hearsay you asked us to register as as business making quarterly reports and taxes and cataloged all the business properties now you're asking us 4 hundred shut down in the year much has been said about the lack of trust between airbnb and the city government the room is full because of the lack of trust between your government you say your grandfathering us we know that many groups have our ears and dozens of changes who knows
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if we're safe i want to share a story from the new york times our straight controllers resisted an order by schwarzenegger it was negotiations strategy to put the pressure on the legislation but a cruel move for the public servant they were a frond when people faced foreclosure and so he said some go that was interesting i would you look at deep into the conscious and move from there people have a sense times fail and times we don't please don't cap this will not make our neighborhoods great again. >> thank you nancy pelosi. >> hello my name is lenore and
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representing my family who lived with me in the house i was born ♪ noah valley for the last 80 years i host airbnb guests in my home i'm very worried not allowing me to host my romance far more than 60 days will put me on a senior endangered i lift 24 income will help the family with house repairs and school tuition and mortgage and so on and so forth and in a city one portable but now wasn't too many working-class people - those who have found will not be hurt by little 60 day allowance we learned over 7 thousand hosts
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have not applied if they have several rentals let's airbnb go after them not us that rent a room act out of our home it is certainly a catch-22 when airbnb allows this because they make so much more money those flats should be rented to people that need a place to live please do not pass off 60 day allowance rather work with airbnb and investigate the 7 thousand host that didn't apply for an airbnb license i also find it rather than undemocratic to limit my rights to host a guest in my home for a limited 60 days of 90 days thank you
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>> thank you. next speaker. >> hello my name is michael i'm a retired homeowners in western selma i'm 78 years old and living over modest social security benefit i've lived full-time in san francisco for 40 years and have 35 hundred a month mortgage i'm paying this property is my full-time residence for 28 years was a tv photo journalist in 1996 i had a small business in san francisco i hoped to give me income in 2011, i couldn't keep the business open after the challenging recession years i sold it at a considerable loss a 55 percent majority of san
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francisco voters said not to delay proposition f 55 percent majority that vote provided special protection for people in my circumstance to not cap the number of days as guests i comply with all home sharing registering pga occupancy taxed with the quarterly reports and host guests for 200 days a year in 2011, i took in a roommate with the expenses the roommate income left me horticulture with the living costs in the city two years ago up converted a small utilized room into a bedroom and began airbnb home sharing not only has the additional income taken me out of depth but want to be a an ambassador for san francisco your proposed legislation after larry's vote by the majority places me on a
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perilous financial position you guys are on the wrong track with that cap. >> thank you after this gentleman (calling names). >> go ahead, sir. >> good afternoon. my name is jefferson i might not be long time i wanted to speak from the heart my parents are elderly they live in texas and come to visit me a couple weeks a year the mind i spend with them in scared if i have to rent any pair room to another roommate i'll have to put my parents in a hotel i live in the mission no hotels nearby that means when any family and friends and brother r brother comes to visit i'll have to put everybody in
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the molts they'll not afford to stay with me important free i want you to know i let someone off business is tough it is not an easy city to do business and my company that i work for we rent bikes to airbnb guests in the mission district people that stay locally without in extra income i might have to what i other people avenue as well thank you. >> good afternoon i'm - the purpose of my being here i don't want you to curtail home sharing i'm sarah registered home sharer with airbnb and 70 years old my story is different i can afford to live in any house the
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income sharing affords me that discretionary income not only do i share my house this income is shared locally a local contractor helped me with home repairs i've employed a window helper and have money to check out local restaurant and my house keeper used to come every other week for 3 hours now comes more often i think that helps her stay in herb home i wish i studied economics but i think a community where the money flows allows owl ring with the harmonies of liberty; all to prosper this is what i wish for you at 70 that you, you figure out a way for discretionary income that benefits our community that you take that trip that you wanted to and never had the
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intra money and hire local paternity and carpenters to do work you only dreamed of i hope you feel empowered that you get to experience the joy of being an ambassador to the beautiful city want to consider the ramifications 6 home sharing i just wanted to add i'm grateful to city government to the community, and to airbnb that has made home sharing possible and has combrshd any life thank you >> next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm filling a registered home sharing high blood pressure ray for me i'll be grandfathered in and it is ivenlg i irrelevant whether or not i'm grandfathered the 60 day cap is horrible horrible it matters not if
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you're grandfathered what happens to the person that is sick and needs the income and limited to 60 days a week what happens to that person on the fixed is income do not whether or not we're grandfathered if so still a bad idea it is somehow to make housing for available not do that that will somehow encourage people to be in compliance with the law not going to do that lets come up with common sense solutions that actually exist those people not being in compliance and registered i'm sorry to see that supervisor campos has left because i i work or wish to address his comments which was saying that oh, well we don't want to be corporate democrats the people we're not
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corporations we are working and middle-class families. >> (clapping.) >> it's the hotels the hotel industry that is driving those laws those restrictions they're the corporations and so let's you know let's not be so callous towards the working-class and middle-income of san francisco that needs the income don't take their income away let us stay here i have two children one in college i rent out they are bedroom so she didn't have to graduate with a lot of debt what if something happens to me they have to live and have a home i'll inherent will they have to sell that home it would be nice - >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> that will be a hard act to follow
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okay. so i wrote something i'm grateful and you've honored our comments those of us that choose to register i'm going to share my story there is a lot of friends i have with children that are in the same boat so 17 years ago my husband and i bought a husband in bernal heights it was full of holes in the wall and it was all we could afford we didn't have much money and 4 children's in upstairs room over the years we've fixed up the house and the children grew up all 4 went to public schools and go attend mission high school we have a small family business but no money for college and this didn't account for the cost of living in san francisco and make too much money for financial aid we pay
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50 thousand per year this was we tried airbnb for extra money it is a blessing our private room we can't rent out to long term tenants our children come home reserving some of my friends rent out their rooms and i prefer airbnb they handle the money and handle the - we are good homeowners pay our property taxes and limiting us to 60 rentals per year will not cut it the airbnb pay the housing for my kids at college only for the hours we have become dependent on it by limiting the hosting in private rooms you make that harder for people to stay in the city you are for these us to use craigslist
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thank you >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> i'll call a few more cards. >> ladies and gentlemen, i've lived in san francisco for 15 years first it is my duty to congratulate you for you're great elections second i'm opposed to the proposal to limit the short-term rentals to 60 days i speak as a san francisco resident who has faced many interests as tenants and now seeking to make and meet this short-term rentals home sharing unfortunately, the tenants union was not helpful and miss treat
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by my landlord i'm surprised that the timing of this proposal the voters are rejected a proposal to limit short-term rentals to 75 days and recall this is san francisco the bell informed elected are many limitation is wrong it is the taking of property without any net or provision outlet effects small property owners third if you're concern is compliance the registration of host we should streamline the registration process and make that harder - not make that harder and current registers should be
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grandfathered within the rule date if our serious about the proposal thank you. >> please take the real san francisco voters seriously thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> good morning. thank you for listening to all of us i'm a registered home sharing in bernal and appreciate the grandfathering i'm speaking for the future of welcome like me london gone i don't know if you remind me and i'm an artist been in the home for 16 our house is very tiny two tiny for a roommate
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as it is i share the home with my ex-husband couldn't afford to houses and it is our life hood - just - >> please don't cap it it's a life brewery for many of us. >> my name is michael a resident the castro and rent-controlled unit self-interest host i'd like to remind you the voters debated those measures by 55 percent majority last year i don't believe this amended legislation will do anything to increase the number of host to rental with a harsh proposal may lead to the opposite effect i believe that a smoother
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registration process with other policy measures such a 14 days limited license will boost the number of hosts the action in this amendment makes nothing to increase the - i urge you to get more hosts to sign up with the city the amendment officers no register and like to remind you that the voice of people have already rejected important policy choices and such proposed measures as these we're already sick of our votes stolen by washing we don't need our votes stolen in san francisco by the board of supervisors.
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>> (clapping.) >> certainly can be done better. >> personally i've hired a
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housekeeper and spent the 4th of july with a russian come up and people come for a personal experience and also many san franciscans coming back and wanting to experience the neighborhood they grew up in i guess i'm also a scientist i heard some discussions again averages i can point out when you put a lot of zeros and afternoon average it you'll get a lower number a number of people that rely on their homes for substantial income but the folks are rent-controlled unit on the site and not using 2 should look at the distribution and not take averages thank you for your time. >> thank you. next speaker. and after this speaking stella
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(calling names). >> good afternoon, supervisors supervisor peskin and supervisor breed i'm sorry that the supervisor campos had to leave left the room i'm here for my my husband and i we rent a room we both my husband is 76 and suffers emphysema and none will hire us but my husband has medication around $1,000 a month we reached the home around july and home sharing is what helps us to pay for that standard of living in san francisco the reason he mentions about supervisor campos is because of all the time for the city to come with that policy even this hearing today, we have the results from washington and you're talking
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about privatizing medicare and for the people that are on fixed income it is distressing and certainly not a unity for the citizens of san francisco i urge you to please reconsider the cap if not i'm rent-controlled unit and my husband and i from the beginning, however, there are many senior citizens we're threatened and want those people to center the right to share in their homes to keep your lives and persons in place remember the times please look forward not backward we're the people and thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm stella
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a registered short-term rental host and activity community member and in my neighborhood lower nob hill i'm retired and used the rental income from renting one bedroom in any condo as a supplemental to pay my mortgage and for the additionally with $720 a month i'm standing here home sharing has allowed me it is a lifeline for me and me to stay in the city to pay my mortgage inform may my health plan and at that time that allows me to help my neighbors i'm thankful for all the work and people are done but
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disappointed as a nation opposing walls south of the border but making things better for all of us thank you. >> next speaker >> hello supervisors my name is ferry live on o in twin peaks sharing with you my story really quick moved to san francisco in 1999 and in 2004 i bought a home he saw housing was a problem brother airbnb a long-standing issue i bought any home not to be instantly displaced and in 2009 i became a dad and my son in 2012 moved with his mom to arrests to take care of
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her elderly grandmother. >> i'm a registered homeowners and previous to home sharing i was using the room for him and maybe sometimes work in that but with home sharing inch opened up his room to people that go to the conferences is he apple conferences kind of i feel like increased the capacity for the city to host whatever else is going on when my son is not using that i wanted san jose share that not displacing other housing in any way but letting any son spent a lot of time with me and when he's not there other people welcome from around the world >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors
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i'm linda i live in district 5 with supervisor norman yee district where my wife and i are airbnb hosts and originally from vancouver canada an airbnb host before moving to san francisco in 2030 it was possible with the help of renting to short term guests and provides income to our family and providing a place for any family and friends in canada to come investor us airbnb is a wonderful experience host many people from all over the world and became friends being being a short-term rental host has provided my wife and i - having a short-term rental is the flexibility and freedom to host our own family and friends from across the u.s. and canada please allows us and others to
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continue to hosting short term guests without imposing the 60 day cap thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> after those speakers let me call a few more speakers (calling names). >> good afternoon. i'm jim my wife and i are registered hosts airbnb unit in district 9 in the popularity we have come applied but auto reminders i've been coming to these kinds of hearing for years frankly i'm really, really angry i've scenery voted last year like 55 to 45 to reject some go that is not even as extreme as this i then see in a publication october 20th from the american
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hotel and lodging association they think the 5060 day limit is wonderful we relented about one and 80 days a year in order for us retirees to actually get but i find it apron ingress and insulting patronizing for someone to say oh, 60 days it enough no, it is not i'm angry that is pushed through at the current election we won in district lovingly good for that supervisor wiener won someone will be appointed in district 8 that's fine instead of pushing things through for political reasons i want to see this board of supervisors and accept the progressives feinstein get off their butts and work on serious policy code compliant and angry
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with airbnb don't lawyer up work with the city to find out the bad actors and all of you make that more easy and comfortable and less threatening for people not signing up to register and work legally this is the way to solve our problems i'm tired of the positive during and tired of watching nuisance statistics ground out here and sick and tired of our supervisors just - >> thank you, sir. >> (clapping.) >> next speaker. >> good afternoon board members
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unlike the gentleman before he many say the first time i come to speak as a landlord or homeowner whatever you call that i have lived in san francisco since the 70's and a nonprofit working person serving the community for over 40 years i have fought for tenants right workers right all kinds of rights and marked for the hotels i don't think if i've marched for the destruction of japantown and this fillmore district i worked tirelessly for the voices my work took me away from san francisco for 10 years and moved back a few months ago low and behold i don't know. i was told not legally allowed to move into my house i had to hire an
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attorney i did that i exhausted whatever little savings i'm - i'm considering maybe doing what is share hosting i'm like oh, my god and when i start the research the loophole not make sense i was wondering since i've been back earlier 24 hour how do people do it all landlords only the millions make a billion dollars corporation only landlords no, no more working-class like me no low and behold i'm meeting the rest of you, please consider those who need it not all landlords that own a little house can afford to live it by myself if i could and
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work as a consultant part time i would i need the income a lot of the people that need that income because they own a house and not to do that legally and rightfully please consider that thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon since february 2030 i've been a registered host as a extinct contractor without a steady income or benefits nearing my retirement age and a financially assisting any participants the income that airbnb provides is essential this esteeming seemingly hosted and unhosted will seriously impact the income of many hosts in similar situations i rent out a spare room in
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highway home and on occasion i offer the entire unit this why were one and 64 nights as in my situation a single host may have two or more listing because of this the calculation of the actual number of listings in they're your facts and figures continue to make the data inaccurate we the host that play by the rules you keep on changing are the ones that feel this the most in short-term rentals are restricted by constraint the real losers our guests the neighborhood small businesses that have benefited from the trafrltz travelers will be negatively effects this a political motivated effort that will harm most of us your constituents trying to just get by in this expensive city we
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love we are constantly face with a new thing damaged above our heads he seller ask you decline to move forward with this proposal entirely and also the grandfathering in should be eliminated it creates a two tier system thank you for your time and consideration. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i'm gina lived in san francisco for 25 years i'm a registered short-term rental host and i'm here to express that i'm very opposed to the 16 day cap not for my same i'm a senior i'm above o about to retire and have kids that are in my position same you know they'll want to become hosts
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when they retire so not fair for us to have a system when i'm able to host a room a couple of days and my friends that live in the city needs as much help as i do they're not going to be able to have the same privileges and rights how fair is that and how is 60 days going to make revenge more effective that didn't make sense i look in a - i deal with regulations i deal wi i deal with automation and a way for us to require a host to enter their permit but has to be
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in a database to match that registration number to the address off of that permit holder so let's work together you know, i use airbnb and not in step with everything that airbnb do i oppose a lot of airbnb stuff but there is a way to make that work without resorting to the action and - >> relative to the comments last summer, the board of supervisors unanimously passed its legislation that would require airbnb to do just that and, of course, airbnb sued us and recently a ruling by the
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federal court that appears to indicate that law seems to be valid and constitutional and soon enforced and this board values to hold the - >> i'm a 40 year resident in district 5 i continually am amazed how many people will stand up and support a business valued at the $30 billion and defend its action it is amazing i think that it is very reasonable to have a 60 day hard cap to protect san francisco housing anybody that wants to do this full-time can get a of time bed-and-breakfast license. >> hey hold on one second this is a respectful hearing and
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continue to have 24 respectful hearing you can signal with our hands but let the speaker speak. >> a full-time bed-and-breakfast is an option for people we've not had a run an application the private right of application is an excellent choice takes the litigation off the city's shorthand and let's non-housing people to file suit. >> using your home to make income i've seen board of supervisors in san francisco come into business and go out of business and tourists coming to san francisco go away after the
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89 earthquake you're putting yourselves at risk if you defend income from our home by visitors this can rise and fall i'd like to just recap by saying having the 60 day cap will protect our neighborhoods we'll have our neighbors who will be there will be going to meetings contributing to the neighborhood and going to the school board and parking in their cars and not 18 visitors cars. >> after the next speaker (calling names). >> there was talk about- i'd like to ask where are the attendants that have been facing displacement not ♪ audience i brought one of them with me we have a counseling clinic for
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lack of funds we share our knowledge and so this guy
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>> this office of short-term rental will see this as illegal and people seem to forget in the audience before this very generous board passed its the regulations with one hundred result and back then 3 years the city attorney gave them a database three hundred known illegal short-term rentals that were not people's residents and the city attorney took one year in a half to settle a case so thank you my name is greg i would say in my home for 23 years i spent a
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lot of time and my savings to make that place liveable i tried to live there and had a partner for a long, long time 3 contributed to the house he is no longer there i'm also living with hiv my medical insurance is a astronomical i'm an architect i employ 3 people full-time and have consultants i employ i bring money to this city left and right i'm you know, i in the same plan to tell you all the great experiences and meeting wonderful people and to tell you all the money i brought to bernal heights district as people that i personally take to dinner and show the things in my neighborhood but actually after sitting here i'm angry the first
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time he's my supervisor where is supervisor campos this is something that effects me, i'm a frond like the other gentleman eloquently stated i'll not do as well, i'm jerked around i literally if this 60 day thing goes through i'm packing it up and going back to my state and deal with that you're doing a disservice pitting us in a vice we're not the bad actors we're the good players i went through the registration and number 75 i did that by the book and helped other i'm an architect with the planning system that goes to just to add a businessman and i've done a lot of large projects thrumming you, you have to have a lot of money to build something here most of us we only 7, 8, 9 that we're not a
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big corporation airbnb as a tag on their heads we're not the guys that are doing - >> hello supervisors taxes for your time and congratulations on our election i'm tom murphy i grew up in the soma and organ jerry garcia day for the last 15 years had a great partnership with airbnb recently the main reason as you may know the area you know jerry garcia in the area didn't have any hotels
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people stayed and supported the local businesses and the merchants and also built a lot of community awareness and airbnb is supported a lot of the communities as well so a great partnership but the main reason i think when i heard about this the first one.
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>> thank you next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is ann pr a single mother and artist. >> affordable unit take that mike down. >> a single mother and artist my home sharing income it invaluable i initially heard that registered hosts will be able to continue what happens when our current registration inspires the rules change around home sharing in spite of the registration and proposition f what can we expect or trust from the supervisors to reduce to 60 days is devastating to me. >> thank you.
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>> next speaker, please. >> hello about 6 years ago miners we had our time of fun before we started to have kids and be handcuffed and a different kind of fun took a sabbatical and stayed in 38 people's homes i realized the influence and anything they told us to do that on top of of the yep and made our trips memorable when we moved here to san francisco into the europe richmond rent-controlled unit a space not full-time but for friends and parents to spent a lot of time with our grandkids the other times they're not here we give the gift to our kids people from around the world especially, after last tuesday, i think we need more have to be
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sharing our homes and sharing conversations and meals with people from other cultures especially my kids don't cap that 60 days we don't want to cap that additionally both any kid's are in preschool and my professional circumstances have changed not a salary right now we can't live in san francisco without renting out the extra rooms this is not about me grandfathered i'm registered but san francisco the type of values and not two tiers of citizens we want everyone to be able to share their homes and have those conversations thank you.
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>> i rent-controlled unit my house out in 2015 and since i own my home i value my privacy not a roommate or never don't hosted sharing only rent my house i'm semi retire any question to supervisor breed is since i own high home and not taking any units off the rental market and not trying to pull a scam on any landlord why is there any cap at all i, rent my house that's my question. >> thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is
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jennifer a host for a while and i was forced to host i never thought i'd be doing that i bought any in 2004 and hurt in 2008, with the crash and hit in 2011 where i really was faced what will i do next he lost a lot of projects being an architect and designer a lot of them were put on hold so here i was faced with a high mortgage i had to come up with a solution and thank god someone created a sharing in a situation like airbnb i didn't know about the other then i'm very thankful airbnb came into any life they conducted a huge road in front of me saving me some from losing
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my home and support any family and parents and welcome people from all over the world that also have found different ways of discovering the cultures and cities i helped many, many people come to this country and helped them go and see health care and they needed to see fantastic doctors i've helped merchant, i've helped housekeepers and created jobs like everybody is talking about it is endless also i'm getting to become a senior what can i do in the future please don't cap this this is important to all of us to have without capping whatsoever and please allow
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other people to be able to host in their homes and give the problems to people not registering thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is mary a registered home sharing in bernal heights i moved to san francisco general weeks ago after the military and work out of my home and coach girls soccer and he recently started a green company i work out of my home and rent out two rooms to long term tenants both teachers and have a trait entrance not a kitchen a separated into the main house i think that people like me contribute to the community should be encouraged to share their homes please don't regulate short-term rentals and make sure it is fair
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and don't limit us i urge you board of supervisors to not pass this vote. >> thank you after this next speaker i'll read a few more speaker names (calling names) >> hello my name is dell i've lived in the mission for thirty years we abide by all the short-term rental rules and got our business licenses and paid the tax and fill out quarterly report our cutlery and the depreciated values and jumbled through every hoop those rooms i keep for and aging parents and
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many neighborhoods in san francisco don't have hotels i first learned about airbnb from a single mom my neighbor that publicity her daughter through college this allowed her daughter to come back to her own room on the holiday and allowed a single mom to support without the ex-husbands support to support her daughter through college so let's talk about math a school year is more than 60 days her daughter comes for the highlighted and also and i've rent-controlled unit on airbnb to traveler nurses they get 3 months contract are 90 days their hospitals throughout the city that have traveler nurses on a constant base here is how you're flip-flopping will destate our teenager i'm
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getting emotional because this situation is scary to me with the extra income we assumed was okay our daughter was approved to go to an independent school high school she's surged and her amongst as quelled previously she was seeing a therapist i can't afford that school or the private schools in san francisco and we will no longer - it is just an equation that did work a catch-22 what am i proposed to do jerk her from a school because i don't having the income. >> thank you, ma'am 9 to 5
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thank you n.y. and after those two individuals (calling names). >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm bobby kohlman of share better sf and so many years of tenants union and with ted and others starting in the 80s and through the noticing be sound a alarm and the hotelization problem and, of course, become the avalanche we're looking i want to applaud the supervisors for advancing the reasonable regulations this representatives and also you know, i want to show great compassion and respect for the speakers on both sides of issues many i don't
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know people love san francisco i love san francisco even despite the diversity i've heard the san francisco i love includes the neighborhood character and to know your neighbors and not be the neighbor that splitsdz suddenly a hotel room you can walk down the street and not see the lockboxes for the hotel room i love the san francisco that people need to offer housing and share their housing engaging in long term rent-controlled units not short term i love the san francisco that people that need the extra income find that where it is not working for airbnb jobs that do serve the community i love the san francisco that is free that is creativity that is free of corporate exploitation people don't feel indoor in order to make ends
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meet not go down the road this is the san francisco i love to lead the country if that kind of thing and love the san francisco where people gave me in mature and dignified and public comment they're proud of how they speak and appear in public and appear appropriately before the children and neighbors and agree to disagree at the end of the day thank you. >> next speaker >> good afternoon, supervisors i've lived in 1991 but guests rooms are empty and that asset is the best asset i have to earn money outside of my daily job a part owner of a power company with 12 employees i use the
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money for the rental to pay for any investment in the company and that helps to support those employees and if you take this away that does 60 days is not anything to work with the rooms are empty 280 days a year i find it outrage the board is trying to tell people what to do with a guest room whether they pay or not and further in 09 cities with affordability issues strike laws with those short-term rentals in place if you santa monica they allow rentals of a guest room and new york the last enforcement regulation allow - they're not going over guest rooms but focusing on apartment and people are renting less than
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50 percent without registering and paris and other major cities that passed legislation nothing is going to restrict this this is the rieblth legislation in the world in regulating guest rooms and dpoorns it is not going to solve the problem of affordability in the city it is easy to tell if a place is hosted or not some said well previously folks say it is difficult to determine if a place it rented if you look at a listing with an xuven view and includes an kitchen that is an cyber apartment it is easy to tell - finally.
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>> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> a hoerments in the mission and home sharer for more than seven years and happily registered i got here as quickly as i could and i came here to talk about to the two of you again, because this is function we had an election in the country it hurt we elected a dishonest ego maniac month didn't want to but turned off by washing they choose him versus continuing with the business as usual too much corruption in d.c. and too
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much shadyness we elected a tyrant this fast tracked to hear from the opposition of the clear mandate by the recession of proposition f to improve our newly elected board of supervisors this wrecks of the same types of politics that corrupted washington same pledge of allegiance that led a minority of voters to choose that monster i came don't jam this through no more games work with airbnb and the other platforms to yeast a single system one that works for everyone home sharers and tenants and everyone like recently in chicago and in other cities around the world you the
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elected board of supervisors continues to behave like today have an opportunity we'll vote you out, too no matter how bad do alternatives. >> next speaker, please. >> and let me read a couple speaker cards km. >> hello i've been a host and guest all my life by the past 40 years i pay taxes to the city i've come to many meetings and ready for more as an evolving issue but ready to do this this is my life i'm speaking always as san francisco resident for the past decades he live in district 11 the excelsior i'm speaking as a registered host that wanted to be united with my fellow hosts and willing
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to find the right balance not separated 2w7b unhost and grandfathered and who registered late i'll asking you not to consider this extreme 60 day cap will hurt me if you think about that path you're asking us to close the doors for our homes and businesses change our life this 60 day cap will cause my household and roommates people i employ to sit down and decide how bad do we want to stay in the city we'll have to decide what to sacrifice our homes and have to decide if we go up our time with our families and space and see how many people to if it in the dwelling to afford it and goop the time with our families we
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host and give up our income to pass this caps takes away from me and - make us sit and figure out what to sacrifice in a place that's our home. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon obviously that was my daughter i'm very, very proud of her but proud of what your city has done she's created for many, many guests to come into this country she's a little mini ambassador that sounds like all hosts i'll excited to see you've created an entrepreneur in her this is interesting i have my only personal business this can be that business which the city
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will surely benefit he know they benefit all the guests to their farther mom and pop shop it encourages people to do business with the city i'm not from the city by benefited from her place and met some of the guests i really applaud all those who are representing urban design group this fight against what you're trying to do but appears to live on thirty days people need it for medical reasons and in the case my daughter has a lifetime as you know, students are coming out of school and difficult to find the right jobs to find the mix to becoming an ambassador like many of the other ones we hope you consider this seriously what you'll take and allow the businesses to continue and to create that feeling when people
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are traveling and in addition, i do have something - shared but if i could get that quick i'm marshall a host of airbnb i hosted i follow all the rules and registered any landlord is aware he host and for the past 5 years had the pleasure of meeting with people all over the world and joy this and i'm 64 and due to health issues work part time it is - if it is infected it burglary have an adverse impact on me. >> thank you.
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>> next speaker, please. >> those if include north beach roentsz that were immediately effected that david chiu that met with the short-term rental renter at the time we're still here still coming back to say that, yes on this 60 day cap because it is a neighborhood we live in those are not rural areas where people noise they make and disasters happen will on effect someone in a very limited way if you're out in a rural area, however, this is a very packed city and dense
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especially in north beach where 22 vacation rentals continue as they did two years ago i first spoke here the 22 vacation rental unit their entire units that have not bang dealt with that are still effecting many of the neighbors along this street because we no longer have neighbors my son can grow up in north beach knowing exactly where he could go to get help and milk to get his key when we forgotten one so none mentioned the community i understand and respect people struggling i too have struggled for many years to stay here and will stay here and i think that is best to try to find ways to fight for quality for the ability for all to stay here rather than just to selfishlyly look after our needs to the detriment of our
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neighborhood and community thank you. >> next speaker and after those two (calling names) and three years ago, i fixed up a room under the stairs we used as a walk-in closet and a window makes a sweet room we get an airbnb rental i've had because i'm a senior 79-year-old i love to visit any grandchildren extra income in airbnb helps me do that but
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major thing helps me be able to paint the third story building and my share with the buildings the upkeep and everything he no longer have to worry about how to take care of that kind of thing personally i think airbnb a wonderful platform for people that need to make enough money to stay in the city but on the other hand, i think we also are wonderful ambassadors for the city we give people coming from all around the world that live with us for a while often stay in touch and come back to see us we have long conversations and learn when each other and differences so i feel a great asset to the city having us doing this i wish that airbnb and the city could get
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along together so we wouldn't have to lose this wonderful opportunity make our city a welcomed place as well as - thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm here to read a letter from a fellow host before i start, i took look at the people of people have many are gray hair and wrinkles and need extra income to stay in the city i'm the city is expensive.
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>> i've rent-controlled unit for relatively for many reasons because of remodeling a condos or to the parents of a newly mom living a few blocks away or someone that was evicted or someone before to move to san francisco looking for a place i'm a registered and can't - the bureaucracy was painful i'm usually good with those things in any case more than one month to get everybody in order my file was stuck in the planning department and wasn't in for the
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hard work and dedication of one of the staff i would have - taken longer than to get the registration done please think about other people that need airbnb and the home sharing is about us thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> and after these speakers i'll called a handful of more car cards. >> i'm tony rob legales i've su evening what happened to seniors and short-term rentals are
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helped with the evictions of seniors it's helped it is reasonable regulation he use that word reasonable it is very much in the order of airbnb with the lawsuit and other actions as i see that has been an attempt to circumvent legislation by the extreme sharing and hardship and words like ambassador i've seen people actually on the verge of tears
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i've lived here 52 years and it is so important to give the climate in the city thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >> next speaker, please. >> i'm claudia supervisor breed during the recent election you came to my home to ask me for my vote i told you then that i defend on airbnb to be able to afford to live in san francisco and to may my mortgage last week you were re-elected and this week instead of talking about unfortunately existing regulars about full rentals instead you proposed legislation
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that purports me to sell my home i find this interesting. >> >> next speaker. >> one more speaker card and if i have called our name or if you want to speak if you want to testify please line up to our right and my left go ahead. >> good afternoon. supervisors i'm a mom with to children i'm a registered homeowners and airbnb helps me during the financial crisis as a top tiered city in the world why not you think that airbnb can help the city to develop airbnb and such companies like home away help people to survive in the city as well as people to stay longer in the city
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so i think this is the very few opportunity to develop san francisco as well as the bay area and last but not least i heard one of the homes that started holds it for 80 days only and got a fine from the short-term rental department if it is not necessary to cap the limits of 60 days airbnb is an innovative company helping people to thrive they're not monsters the homes are not monsters we're registered hosts and go by the rules and legal we
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hope to keep hosting in that city please do not cap and set a 60 day cap thank you. next speaker. i'm an airbnb host where i registered as an airbnb host i'm located in district one a district where supervisor eric mar is supervisor i decided prior to hosting on airbnb i worked a - i made the decision to host on airbnb platform i made a career decision change went back to finish my master's degree and pursue my ph.d within the next two years when what i
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use airbnb is supplemental income i oppose the 60 day cap limit i see no threat from airbnb short-term rental policies in h.r. from on or before did not automatically transfer to a buyer a buyer will have are to be willing to host and hosting is a lot of work not to be underestimate not an impact on rentals i'm catholic don't believe in co-habitateing feel bothered by having a male
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or female stay with me most of the guests i've received are either students visiting for short-term rental programs or buffing at universities and parents visiting their children in universities near my apartment and small business owners not equipped to pay for the high - >> thank you man and woman
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supervisors. >> okay welcome everyone to the san francisco board of supervisors welcome back and thank you all for your patience ladies and gentlemen, we have having at this time meeting as a committee as a whole a joint malia cohen between the san francisco board of supervisors and the san francisco police commission and at this time madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> for the board. >> thank you madam president supervisor avalos supervisor president london breed supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor k