The San Francisco Chronicle reports today about a lawsuit filed by property owners against the city for two recently approved measures to ease the housing crisis.
The lawsuits target ordinances authored by Supervisor John Avalos, which were approved by the Board of Supervisors and signed by Mayor Ed Lee in December.
One would allow property owners to upgrade or alter an estimated 52,000 existing units that are legal but don’t conform to zoning laws governing density. It would also, however, deny owners the ability to upgrade or alter those units if there had been an eviction at the property in the last 10 years.
The second law seeks to discourage owners from taking rental units off the market by making it more difficult to merge multiple units into a single-family home, convert housing property to commercial or other use, or demolish a rental. READ MORE HERE.