As seen by Man About Town James Corrigan:
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This copter for one:
There were a couple others too.
As seen a few days back – that square, that’s your elevator car. Haven’t seen it in a while:
And here’s the close-up color version, from all the way back in 2004:
(I remember thinking how the workers in the basket should have appeared clearer in this photo. I guess I was super-far away, oh well.)
In closing, take that, Great Pyramid. Pwned:
That’s It, the Golden Age of Airbnb in San Francisco is Over: City Starts Accepting Short Term Rental Applications Feb 2ndFriday, January 16th, 2015
Here it is, just posted by the Planning Department.
Oh, be sure to show them your half-million dollar liability insurance policy that I’m sure you already have (haha!).
If Airbnb is your bidness, you might even welcome these new regs. But if you are the more casual renter-outer, well, brace yourself for dealing with SFGov.
And here’s the kicker:
“You may not rent your unit (in all or a portion) as a short-term residential rental until you have received a Short-Term Residential Rental Registration number from the Planning Department.”
Choose wisely, Airbnbers…
“Short-Term Residential Rental Registry
Frequently Asked Questions
- WHAT IS THE SF SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL ORDINANCE?
- WHAT CAN I DO WITH A SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL REGISTRATION?
- HOW CAN I APPLY TO BE ON THE REGISTRY?
- WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER?
- IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TENANTS
- IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
- ITEMS YOU WILL NEED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT
- WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT MY INTAKE APPOINTMENT?
- WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I’VE SUBMITTED MY APPLICATION?
- WHAT CAN I DO AND NOT DO ONCE I HAVE OBTAINED A SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL REGISTRATION NUMBER?
Applications Accepted Beginning February 2nd, 2015.
What is the SF Short-Term Residential Rental Ordinance?
On October 27th, 2014 Mayor Lee signed San Francisco Ordinance No. 218-14, amending the Administrative and Planning Codes to allow some residential properties to conduct short-term residential rentals without violating the requirements of the City’s Residential Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance (Administrative Code Chapter 41A) or the Planning Code. A short-term residential rental is a rental of all or a portion of your residential unit for periods of less than 30 nights. This law will become effective on February 1st, 2015. At that time, eligible Permanent Residents (owners and tenants) will be able to apply to place their residential unit on the Planning Department’s Short-Term Residential Rental Registry.
What can I do with a Short-Term Residential Rental Registration?
With a valid Short-Term Residential Rental Registration you may rent your primary residential unit for periods of less than 30 nights without violating the requirements of the City’s Residential Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance (Administrative Code Chapter 41A) or the Planning Code. This includes renting a portion or your entire unit while you are also present for an unlimited number of nights per year and renting a portion or your entire unit while you are not present for a maximum of 90 nights per year.
How can I apply to be on the Registry?
Short-Term Residential Rental Applications will be made available online and at the Planning Information Center (PIC) located at the ground floor of 1660 Mission Street. To register your unit, you will need to make an appointment with the San Francisco Planning Department to meet with staff and submit your application.Applications must be filed in person by the permanent resident whose name will appear on the registry. Applications may not be filed by representatives or agents. Drop-ins or dropped off applications will not be accepted. The Planning Department will begin conducting intake appointments on Monday, February 2nd. To schedule an intake appointment, please call 415-575-9179 after Monday, January 26th.
You may not rent your unit (in all or a portion) as a short-term residential rental until you have received a Short-Term Residential Rental Registration number from the Planning Department.
- You must be the Permanent Resident (owner or tenant) of the residential unit that you wish to rent short-term. This means you must live in that specific residential unit for at least 275 nights of any given calendar year. If you are a new resident you must have occupied this specific unit for at least 60 consecutive days prior to your application. If you own a multi-unit building, you may only register the specific residential unit in which you reside.
- You must obtain a San Francisco Business Registration Certificate from the San Francisco Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office.
- You must obtain liability insurance in the amount of no less than $500,000 or provide proof that liability coverage in an equal or higher amount is being provided by any and all hosting platforms through which you will rent your unit.
- Your residential unit must not have any outstanding Planning, Building, Housing, Fire, Health, Police, or other applicable City code violations.
- You may only register one residential unit.
- Please note that residential units that are subject to the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program and residential units designated as below market rate (BMR) or income-restricted under City, state, or federal law are not eligible to register.
- Important note for tenants: The Planning Department strongly recommends that you review your lease before submitting an application. The registration of your residential unit on the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry does not override any lease agreements, homeowner’s association bylaws, Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs), or any other agreement, law, or regulations that prohibit subletting or use of your unit as a short-term residential rental.
- A completed Short-Term Residential Rental Application (download application packet here)
- A Business Registration Certificate issued by the San Francisco Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office
- Driver’s License or State Issued ID Card issued at least 60 days prior to the short-term residential rental application date and valid for at least the next 6 months
- Proof of liability insurance in the amount of no less than $500,000
- A signed affidavit agreeing to abide by all conditions of the short-term residential rental ordinance included within the application (download application packet here).
- A check made out to the San Francisco Planning Department for $50.00
- At least two of the following listed documents to confirm your primary residency at your residential unit:
- Proof of a Homeowner’s Tax Exemption. Accepted as a form of residency confirmation only if the proof of a Homeowner’s Tax Exemption is for a property that is either a single-family dwelling or condominium;
- Voter Registration Card or Certificate with the address on the application, issued at least 60 days prior to the short-term residential rental application date. You may obtain a copy through the San FranciscoDepartment of Elections;
- Proof of Vehicle Registration with the address on the application, issued at least 60 days prior to the short-term residential rental application date;
- Proof of car insurance, showing address of registration, issued at least 60 days prior;
- Original utility bill, issued by a public utility or PG&E, at least 60 days prior to the short-term residential application date. Copies and printouts will not be accepted. You may only use utility bills as one form of residency confirmation. Cable, cell phone, and internet bills do not qualify.
If you are a tenant of your residential unit you will also need to provide a copy of your lease or rental agreement. Please note that upon receipt of your completed application, the Planning Department will send a notice to the owner(s) of your unit, informing the owner(s) that your application has been received.
What will happen at my intake appointment?
Staff will review your application and related materials for completeness and intake. Only applications deemed complete at the time of submittal will be accepted for intake and further review. Additionally, staff will go over conditions and limitations of renting your unit as a short-term rental.
What happens after I’ve submitted my application?
It is expected that the Planning Department will review a completed application within fifteen (15) business days. If the Planning Department determines that your application meets the criteria then your unit will be added to the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry. You will you receive a “Short-Term Residential Rental” certificate by mail, which contains your assigned Registration Number. This registration number must be included at the top of all short-term rental listings’ descriptions (online or otherwise). We recommend that you place this certificate in plain view within your unit.
What can I do and not do once I have obtained a Short-Term Residential Rental Registration Number?
Once you have obtained a Short-Term Residential Rental Registration Number, you may use your residential unit as a short-term residential rental without violating Administrative Code Chapter 41A or the Planning Code under the following conditions:
- You may rent the residential unit (in all or a portion) while you are not present for a maximum of 90 nights per calendar year.
- You may rent a portion of the residential unit while you are present for an unlimited number of nights per year.
- You may advertise your residential unit on any and all hosting platforms under the condition that you list your registration number at the top of all listings’ descriptions.
What you may not do with your Primary Residence registered as a Short-Term Residential Rental:
- You may not rent your residential unit or a portion thereof for more than 90 nights per calendar year while you are not also present during the time of the guests’ stay.
- You may not rent illegal residential units or unpermitted spaces associated with your property.
- If you are a tenant, you may not make more than your monthly rent from your short-term rental fees charged to guests.
Due to the expected volume of requests and inquiries related to this matter, please continue to check back on our website for the latest news and updates pertaining to the Short-Term Residential Rental Registry.
$2.99 per Gallon Gasoline has Come to SF – And $1.99 Gas in the Rest of ‘Merica – SFMTA’s Reason to Drive?Monday, December 1st, 2014
How much is a gallon of gasoline at the Fell Street ARCO station right now? $2.99
And how about the rest of America? Well, some places are at $1.99 and there are more coming soon.
Hey, remember when the SFMTA used to talk about how people should take MUNI because a one-way fare was less than a gallon of gas? I do. Not too forward-looking, huh?
And remember this ad campaign, to teach stupid car drivers about how gasoline actually costs money?
The SFMTA has stated that increasing gasoline prices are a reason to take MUNI, so, conversely, would falling gasoline prices be a reason to NOT take MUNI?
Think on that.
IMO, the SFMTA needs to deal with its numerous problems honestly.
IMO, the SFMTA isn’t even coming close to doing this.
IMO, the SFMTA isn’t even close to offering, in its words, EXCELLENT TRANSPORTATION CHOICES.
IMO, MUNI’s service is worse than a quarter-century ago, despite the dramatic growth in its budget and its fare prices.
So, real gas prices are historically low and the SFMTA’s prices are historically high.
Board of Supervisors President Game of Thrones: Mark Farrell as King Joffrey, London Breed as KhaleesiTuesday, November 18th, 2014
Who will ascend the Iron Throne?
Mark Farrell as King Joffrey:
Joe Eskenazi of SFWeekly has all your Board of Supervisors President handicapping needs met right here.
London Breed as Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons:
Nike Women’s Marathon Media Van #2 Going Waaaaaay Too Fast for the Narrow Streets and Lanes of the Western AdditionTuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Uh, it’s just the 2013 Nike Half-Marathon, it’s not Armageddon, or even Deep Impact. Where’s the fire, minivan lady? I mean, nobody really cares about the Nike (excepting for the concomitant silver bling from Tiffany’s that Finishers so covet), but people will care if you run over a ped, right?
Also, Nevada plates?
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Now, Oregon plates, you know, from California’s Other Deadbeat Neighbor, from Nike’s Home State, well, I’d almost go for that.
In conclusion, I cry foul.
“Meat Day” Comes on the 29th of Every Month in Japantown – But Uh Oh: “Except for Sausage, Bacon, Ham”Friday, October 4th, 2013
This is a monthly thing for four-star Yelp-rated Nijiya Market at 1737 Post St (between Buchanan and Webster) in Godforsaken, windblown, Redeveloped, and concrete-and-clay-and-general-decay Japantown.*
But what’s this,”EXCEPT FOR SAUSAGE, BACON, HAM?”
Those are like the three best animals, man!
A good thing is when the have cases of “imported” Sapporo Draft (aka Premium) (kara サッポロビール株式会社 Sapporo Bīru Kabushiki-gaisha) on sale for $13. (Yeah, imported from Ontario, Canada(!), but I guess an import is an import.)
Anyway, enjoy your Meat Days, San Francisco!
Homer: Are you saying you’re never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
*I haven’t a clue on how to best fix earthquake-unsafe J-Town. Before the Great Recession, the solution was going to be something like 500 new condos in the nabe, each with a $100,000 fee tacked on to help pay for a new Japantown Garage and whatnot. But some businesses inside the horrible mall buildings are thriving and some are not, so it’s not an easy call to have a giant implosion and just start over. And, up to now, there’s been no money for that kind of thing anyway…
Island/ Blimp/ Boat – 2000/ 10/ 1000 Souls Aboard – Belvedere/ “Despicable Me 2” Airship/ Pacific PrincessMonday, July 1st, 2013
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MS Pacific Princess is a cruise ship owned by Princess Cruises and operated by Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia. She was built in 1999 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France as MS R Three for Renaissance Cruises.