For the third time, Senator Mark Leno’s proposed legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco appears headed for defeat, as the Senate’s Housing Committee rejected Senate Bill 364 yesterday in a 6-5 first vote.
As we wrote when SB364 was introduced earlier this year:
Having fallen one vote short last year, and failed in 2007, Senator Mark Leno has once again introduced legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco.
Mirroring Leno’s previously proposed Senate Bill 1439, which was approved by the Senate but rejected by the Assembly Housing Committee, Senate Bill 364 would prohibit new property owners from invoking the Ellis Act to evict tenants for at least five years from the date the owner acquired the property and prevent landlords from acting as serial Ellis Act-ors.
As plugged-in people know, a similar bill which was proposed back in 2007 never emerged from the Senate Floor.
No word on Leno’s strategy for passing the bill this time around.
Leno will have a second chance to persuade the Senate’s Housing Committee to allow SB364 to move forward to the Assembly. But once again, still no word on Leno’s strategy for passing the bill this time around.