Your view of the Lafayette Hillside Memorial whilst speeding by on the 24:
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Also, the more ppl become exposed to Airbnb, the less they like Airbnb – that’s what the Airbnb’s Prop F “victory” shows us.
Let’s see how 2016 shakes out in the STR industry – look for some rules to get passed that weren’t actually written by Airbnb itself. This leg. could pass by 6-5 or 8-3 or 11-0 or something like that. But it aint going to get vetoed, that’s for sure.
A Pro-Development “Takeover” of Our Local Sierra Club: When Playing the WOMEN CARD Reveals a JOKER, Named DonaldFriday, December 18th, 2015
Well, here’s your news:
“Sierra Club SF election and cyber bullying: this is our story, told in our own words.
But wait a sec – let’s hear more about this group, from our Paper of Record:
“One of its members, real estate agent Donald Dewsnup, is the engineer of the attempt to take over the executive committee. He joined the Sierra Club in February…”
(It’s A Man’s World, After All)
Now what’s the phrase again, cyber bullying? Let’s Google That! Let’s Google:
Ah, the first hit, from Disney VICE:
So, who’s the cyber bully now?
Hey, do I care if our Local Sierra Club Chapter goes pro-developer? Nope, not really. Not at all, actually.
But this campaign goes Beyond The Pale, so YELLOW CARDS for all.
And oh, these kinds of process complaints, this amount of whinging before the election has ended, make me think developers will have to try try agin to “take over” our Local Sierra Club Chapter.
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Turns Out That You Can’t Win a District Election by Handing Out Cooking Oil in Chinatown – An Unforced ErrorFriday, November 13th, 2015
Here’s the scene some ten days after November Election Day, 2015:
You’d think Ron Conway would have enough money to clean up quickly after losing an election…
…but you’d be wrong.
Somebody should go out into the field and remove any last vestiges of this failure.
“Per witnesses, Conway said, “Well, I think we heard it pretty clear from the mayor. We’d better not have anybody here give to Aaron Peskin, or there’ll be problems with Ed Lee.” Conway then purportedly confided that he had contributed heavily to swamp David Campos’s 2014 assembly run, but feared that if he did the same for Christensen, it would bounce back on both of them. Conway then allegedly informed the assembled movers and shakers that they must pony up for Christensen. He would in turn make them whole by giving to their preferred causes.”
The thing is, he used to be a hobbit.
“Arguably the most significant development is his relationship with tech mogul Ron Conway, an early investor in Airbnb, the short-term vacation rental company. Sources say Lee and his staff have sometimes chafed at Conway’s repeated boasts about his influence with the mayor, but couldn’t refuse his money.”
PROP F Fever Hits “West NoPA” – A Great Debate at USF Sponsored by Local NIMBY Org PRO-SF – Tuesday, Oct 27th 2015Monday, October 26th, 2015
Here’s the info – just try finding it online via Google. It’s hard.
And here’s what’s funny – if the only reason you can stay in SF and pay your mortgage is because you’ve been breaking our regs for, what, the past
decade or so eight years, well, maybe you shouldn’t be living here. Some ppl out in the west side operate illegal grow houses or cat houses and that’s how they pay their mortgages, but that’s not right neither, right? I’ll tell you, all Airbnb rentals the past decade in SF up ’til February have been agin the rules, right? And most of them rentals right now still are, right? So what kind of ppl are we legalizing here, one wonders.
And it’s hard to tell how our local millionaire property owners who live, and I’m srsly, west of north of east of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle will come out on the illegal hotel issue. One suspects that the West NoPa crew would generally be supportive of Prop F, but that’s just a guess…
Oh look, here are all the semi-native parrots of West NoPA what are flying to USF right now to parrot the Airbnb line:
Let’s hope dese boids are getting big bucks / stock options from the Airbnb. Let’s hope they’re not mere “volunteers” working on this most expensive of political campaigns…
Hadn’t noticed this one before:
“A City of San Francisco Transfer Tax on Residential Property Re-Sold in Five Years, Proposition G ballot question was on the November 4, 2014 election ballot for voters in the city of San Francisco, California. It was defeated.
Proposition G imposed an additional tax on the sale or transfer of multi-unit property that has been owned for less than five years. Details about the tax are in the San Francisco Ballot Simplification digest.
|City of San Francisco, Proposition G|
Election results via: City and County of San Francisco Registrar of Voters
The San Francisco Ballot Simplification Committee provided the following digest for Proposition G:
|“||THE WAY IT IS NOW:The City collects a transfer tax on sales of most real property in San Francisco. The tax rate depends on the sale price of the property. The lowest tax rate is 0.5%, for property sold for $250,000 or less. The highest tax rate is 2.5%, for property sold for $10,000,000 or more. The tax rate is not affected by how long a property is owned.THE PROPOSAL:
Proposition G would impose an additional tax on the total sale price of certain multi-unit residential properties that are sold within five years of purchase or transfer. The following table shows the tax rates that would apply:
Length of Time Seller Has Owned Property – Tax Rate:
This additional tax would apply to sales occurring on or after January 1, 2015.
This additional tax would not apply in the following circumstances:
This measure would also authorize the Board of Supervisors to create additional exemptions from both the existing transfer tax and this proposed additional tax for properties that are subject to affordability-based restrictions.
A “YES” VOTE MEANS: If you vote “yes,” you want the City to impose an additional tax of between 14% and 24% on the total sale price of certain multi-unit residential properties that are sold within five years of purchase or transfer, subject to certain exceptions.
A “NO” VOTE MEANS: If you vote “no,” you do not want the City to impose this additional tax.