San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has rejected Supervisor Campos’ proposed amendment to San Francisco’s law regulating short-term rentals in the city and instead adopted a watered-down version of a less restrictive amendment sponsored by Supervisor Farrell and the Mayor.
Both votes were 6 to 5, with Supervisors Farrell, Breed, Christensen, Cohen, Tang and Wiener aligned against Supervisors Campos, Avalos, Kim, Mar and Yee.
Having dropped the proposed 120 day cap on all short-term rentals, which would have raised the cap by 30 days for un-hosted units but implemented a new cap for hosted-units, the newly adopted amendment does little to change the current state of affairs with respect to restricting and regulating short-term rentals in San Francisco. But it did add a provision that prohibits units from legally entering the short-term rental pool for five years following any Ellis Act eviction that has occurred since November 1, 2014.
The real battle ground will be at the polls this November.