Tenant Unions Making Progress

The Tenants unions have been making progress in improving Residential Hotels. The progress of some of those hotels is noted.




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.




Mayoral Intervention on Conversion of Hotel Approval

The Cornell Hotel wants to convert 31 units from residential to tourist use. The Planning Dept initially recommends disapproval of the request but then flips (after Mayor Frank Jordan intervened) to supporting the conversion. The conversion would mean a loss of over $1,000,000 in funds for non-profit housing.




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.




SF Hotel Evictions Ruled Illegal

SF Superior Court Rules the Hotel Chronicle improperly tried to evict tenants. The 156 units will be preserved as a residential hotel instead of being turned into offices and tourist hotel rooms.