The then owner of the Abigail Hotel, now managed by THC, was denied an attempt at converting the building to tourist use under the Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance.
THC is the first agency to file lawsuits against hotel owners following the newly strengthened Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance.
Hotelier Adam Sparks is sentenced to jail for violating the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Demolition and Conversion Ordinance.
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.
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.
San Francisco’s Bureau of Building Investigation comes under further attack for not enforcing its own laws and moves closer to being overseen by a commission.
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.
Randy Shaw addresses the San Francisco Residential Hotel Ordinance and how if it’s deemed “confiscation” residential zoning would be all but abolished.
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.
A retrial is granted for tenants facing eviction under the Ellis Act, represented by THC Attorney Raquel Fox.