Hotelier Ordered Jailed Wednesday

Hotelier Adam Sparks is sentenced to jail for violating the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Demolition and Conversion Ordinance.


S.F. Hotelier Is Barred From Renting to Tourists

SF Judge issues a permanent injunction barring Hotel Owner Adam Sparks from renting rooms to tourists. A win for hotel conversion and zoning laws – showing they can be enforced.




Inspectors Trashed Reports, Activist Says

The San Francisco City Attorney’s office is called in to sort out a dispute between the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) and the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, who accused the BBI of throwing away public documents related to unsafe rental property.


Hotelier Loses Conversion Bid

In a victory for affordable housing advocates, the SF Board of Supervisors rejected a bid for hotels to carve an exemption from a financial provision in a controversial housing ordinance. Leaving owners responsible to pay a conversion fee.



Nothing Radical About Hotel Law

Randy Shaw addresses the San Francisco Residential Hotel Ordinance and how if it’s deemed “confiscation” residential zoning would be all but abolished.




Evicting Judges From The Rental Business

A governor’s race tackles the issue of the governor’s power to make judicial appointments that will shape housing policy and land use laws.