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it on the overall. for board strokes this is throughout the city. and also to clarify there's a a little bit of confusion those unite can't be expanded and they can't be alternated if that alteration increases the non enforcement of the under lying decent if you have any questions, i'll be happy to answer them and i have a few questions. first of all, what is the division of a demolition for purposes of this legislation? >> i'm going to pull up the specific definition because it's fairly - let me it will take me
a moment here. >> i can go on to other questions and come back in the hearing. >> so in terms of you'd mentioned the different kinds of no fault evictions on a temporary a evictions for repairs like from a fire or some other issue. and the 10 year moratorium would apply if the tenant then didn't reoccupy the unit after the repair; is that right >> that's correct. >> what happens in the tenant decided not to occupy i know
from experience in my district with some fires there have been some tenants who excuse me. found alternate housing they liked and decided to stay there so there's or there's a mix in terms of whether the haernt tenants want to reoccupy. >> i want to refer to supervisor avalos. >> sure that's an issue at a time come up and we're heard from the public about that. in our mind there might be a way where the tenant can certify that he or she didn't want to reoccupy the building then the restrictions wouldn't be in place >> there's a situations if for whatever reason the tenant won't
sign i can imagination a number of scenarios and i know we obviously there's a problem there's a temporary eviction for rapes and the tenant is not permitted to return is there an amendment that's been considered or - >> we're considering an amendment it didn't anticipate whether the voluntarily signing of a certification for the tenant is done or not. we assume they would be performed if asked. that behave a john is prepared to read into the record the amendment to that effect it's not a volunteer process >> there's an amendment?
>> yes. deputy city attorney john. there's actually we'd recommended tweaking some of the language in the eviction paragraph but going to the point that your discussing currently, the provision would require the applicant to certify that the original tenant reoccupy the opt and it would say the mr. president, i have the applicant shall certainty >> sorry could you reference the file and . >> sure the same language is in both ordinances. their ears to find in item 3 which is just shorter. and it's on page 34 the double underlined provisions that the
section at the top of the page 4 start on line 3. that was the amendment the committee made last week. so they're the very end of that provision states the applicant shall certify the tenant shall occupy after the eviction. either the tenant shall certify to the planning commission that the original tenant reply or the applicant shall send to the planning commission that even though tenant choose not to reoccupy it >> i guess my question is so in terms of i guess know if the board is here?
no it is that would be helpful in the rent board we are were here when i have a situation when the at that particular time is temporarily evicted and then in terms of what the process is right now they have a right to return. and assuming they could bring a cause of action if not given the right in the landlord fixes the unit over the tenants objection. but how the rent board determines whether the tenant has a deserve to return or wave that right do they require a declaration. i ask only because we have a situation where a tenant has not decided to return and didn't want to sign a declaration
obviously ideally it would be great to sign a declaration whether or not to return but that's in light of not also going to happen. i don't know how the practice is determined >> john gibb in her again, i can't speak to that off the top of my head. >> at the end of this year. >> i can tell you tomorrow before the whole board votes on this it sound like we're all on the communication terms of not wanting to return or to return i'm sure we're applying it in a fairway. >> just another question regarding a declaration is there
an official document that we expect there to be a declaration or can an e-mail from a tenant be a declaration? that could be a policy decision for the board to make and we could draft the ordinance if you want. it is of rowing raw it would be a sworn statement from the tenant >> you could have a mechanism that it would be up to the landlord to prove that the tenant didn't want to return as a declaration for the landlord. presume bely when i mean currently right now there's a fire era temporary vooeks evocation and the landlord turns around and rent to son-in-law the tenant could foil a lawsuit
against the landlord and i'm sure that's happened. i don't know. i guess it will be we have look at of time to think about it >> today and tomorrow we could forward this. >> and my final question has to do with the division of a residential unit for housing. it's on page 10 of the largest file. and i was just curious as to the rationale >> sure currently section 317 is the dwelling unit so the loss of group housing is tomato subject to the same as a it is the loss of the private housing so under the control substance as for any other dwelling unit.
>> and group housing is currently often governed by the residential hotel ordinance. >> there's a subset so group housing is housing without kitchens and individual come back facilities. so residential hotels are often a subset of a particular kind of housing. those unite as defined in cheaper 41 of the residential code. the large world of housing is not subject to that >> would there be overlapping controls as hotel rooms. >> as currently drafted yes. >> does the department have an opinion. >> we've discussed it and
essential the original hotel conversion ordinance pace attention to the replacement of the number of romance in a residential hotel room and you couldn't replace a 4 hundred i won't tell room with a 2 you won't tell room. like common usually space and accounting other elements in general we review those through other exponents of the planning code just not through this section >> this will lead to am input in terms of when terms apply. >> i would say the department didn't feel strongly we should apply section 417 to control
residential rooms we have covering the rest of the ordinance. >> if i could asupervisor avals in terms of overlapping controls. >> i think we're okay in terms of with it comes to residential hotels they're under section 41 and everything else would be under this ordinance we felt this is a good distinction between the two. >> would that require an amendment. >> i think it would require american people amendment to deter to the city attorney. we didn't contemplate that i was told the language was for of a clarification and i was going to leave it up to the committee.
especially because what was more important we're protecting the residential hotel >> commissioner. i think it would require an amendment coming up with that specific language on the spot but down the road we'll have that before tomorrow >> okay perhaps if you could you guys could work on that. >> supervisor weiner i have the division the demolition for you. as a planner that cuffs me the projects of the d i d commissioner is information and the second group are the projects that proposes the removal of more than 50 percent of the sum of the front and rear facade and also proposes the removal of more than 65 the sum
of exterior walls measured at the foundation level or the major edification proposes of more than 50 percent of the envelope and more than 50 percent the horizontal part of the this as measured in skeet of the surface area and the commission may reduce those up to 20 percent if of their values if they feel an adjustment is necessary to exercise the intent. so the major percent is considered demolition >> so you're not effecting the unit itself but combining two rooms into one room that's not an alteration. >> no. under the legislation it will
apply to mergers and demolitions that is? >> conversion from residential use to another utilities not talking about conversion from residential to condo just residential from residential to non-residential the loss of the unit. so the demolition and the mergers and the major alteration >> president chiu one follow-up question i know there have been a number of folks who have commented on on october date is odd. i was if supervisor avalos if you could talk about september 24th what the rationale it we typically have it thirty days after it is signed by the mayor >> if i may then you can
follow-up. i think we want to have a followup approach towards it and if we were to go back ten years the passage of this ordinance it would alter the language. i'd love to be able to look at how we could potentially stop i know the veeksdz that have already happened so we thought it was better to move forward >> i assume though typically you have it thirty days after the passage we'll assume it passes in a few weeks it would be in january. >> and on october 24th is when this item was heard in the planning commission. it was a key process in passing this ordinance people were
notified and it was a good communication for practices in the future >> do you have a comment. my feel like i'm missing something it's thirty days >> so do i. >> in terms of deputy city attorney john. in terms of your comments the effective date will be thirty days of passage. the terms of the ordinance provide that it only applies to evictions that particular provision only applies to evictions after february 24th, 2013. so the ordinance didn't become effective until mid january but it applies for evocation on october 24th arrest there's no
retrofitting for the application of the date >> right the law will only apply to demolitions, aefgsz or mergers conversions depending on which ordinance after the effective date it will only go into effect after the effective day and when can you demolish and xhoerg and when you're looking at that question from january all ask was there a no fault eviction within 10 years. >> we wanted to prevent there to be an incentive on the evocation between with october 24th date and the passing of the legislation. knowing this legislation could be passed that would h have led to a number of evictions before
the deadline between the implementation date of the ordinance. this came up a couple weeks ago when we were hearing a conversion for a foe. when we found out there's a history of the oifls eviction it looked like the landlord had rushed to get a eviction date before the ordinance went into effect. i agree we should have the diet be set at the point when tolerates public notice we don't want to see this before the holiday. that was meant to prevent that very thing we saw a couple weeks ago at the full board >> ms. hay word mingle. >> i want to reiterate i think the concern was about the
component. it was pouted out and he didn't want to create an incentive to evoke people between october 24th so it's the exponent of the two where it came into play >> thank you president avalos by other comments. >> supervisor jane kim. i think i would agree about clarifying chapter 41 of the hotel so it's clear the new section didn't apply sporadic to that attach of building >> okay. seeing no other comments we proceeded to public comment i have two cards.
if you'd like to speak please fill out a blue card at the front and pub is two minutes >> good afternoon, president chewing and supervisors. my name is a eric i'm a 34 year resident in san francisco i've been living in my current unite for 31 years i'm now being evicted under the outlines act i'm here to support supervisor avalos prediction. there are 3 units on the lot where i live on catrery hill. there are 7 tenants that are being evicted currently those
include me, i'm a senior citizen and i've resided on the property for 34 years. my neighborhood is being evicted he's a senior and another one who's lived there for 18 years and another senior citizen disabled tenant died admiring the process and 3 other tenants are being evicted one is disabled and two don't fit into the categories. the board looked at the property 2 1/2 years ago now the housing costs are rising and he's evicting us to make a profit.
the landlord hats evicted us to get out it's going from 4 unit to 2 unit. it's like the ellis act was to allow the owners to evict and build something new. the seniors in order to get huge profits it's a dislocation of longer san franciscans to leave the area and drive us into homelessness. those tenants are being replaced by new conforms >> thank you, very much. >> thank you very much. >> thank you supervisor avalos for our proposal.
>> tom director of loveable city. thank you supervisor avalos. we have a huge for a moment crisis and when you're in a hole we need to stop digging and this was mentioned before really catch the planning code criteria policies up with the housing elements criteria policies that favors keeping housing and those dpaelt towards housing issues. on the questions of group housing we brought together a few different definitions of demolition. the article 7 and 8 that was covered in mixed youth districts they include the demolitions and article 317 that covers the other districts of city doesn't include groip group housing.
we want to say that residential conversion is conversion. it's conversion from the residential use so there's no barrier in this created where pits legal to do so turning a dwelling unit into group housing. we didn't want to correct the errors to non-remain it that's where ethics come in. as to the other city ordinance the green buildings are the buildings you do have to capitalized it's a very green thing to do those are residential unit and we have the protections built into but allowing those to be reabilities going to add to the affordable housing stock as well. thank you supervisor avalos >> thank you. i have a few
more cards (calling names) and . >> good afternoon. i'm marla knight. i'm a retired city college teacher and divorce tutor at the neighborhood center. the current ellis act is a current act of february 2014 i strongly support owners 2 and 3 it makes the housing for urban affordable. i'm a fourth eights san franciscan. i've seen many beautiful improvements, however, this give me graphic cleaning of low and he moderate income people is is a giant step barred in maintaining a visitor city.
not only would i like to see tutors and families staying in the city but people who are planning on living in the city to have an affordable place to live. i choose to raise my kids here and i want other people to have that benefit. my grandchildren love to come and visit staying overnight is wonderful. anyway my thanks to you for proposing those ordinances that will help prefer affordable housing . thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please >> good afternoon john, i want to start by commending this legislation several impacts of it first, thelogies o london's of the control over the non-conforming use and the presumption of that dwelling unit being legal right it or not
it makes sense if it's operating as a dwelling unit to remain so. i want to speak to the hotel issue important right now the group is bringing up hotel within 317. will there's a subset of housing called residential hotel units which are governed by chapter 41 of the administrator code for maintaining and protecting those residential unit which are affordable and that sort of thing. what this ordinance does in the context of residential hotel there's going to be overlapping we have to apply comply with the ordinances but also section 317. tackle for example, c pmc they
had to get approval under the residential hotel for the residential hotel buildings. under the section planning code none would apply to in a lot of those circumstances the even though hotel honors has thirty years of interpretation if we include residential hotel in this ordinance it will work at the cross-purposes for the residential hotel. in all circumstances when you have a residential demolition are conversion with the commission approval it's required anyway so thank you >> thank you very much. >> thank you. i'm with the san francisco apartment association. thanks to tom and other members
for reaching out to us on both of those pieces of legislation. i know that some of them have been pending and thank you supervisor avalos for listening to some of our concerned about fine tuning the legislation. we have some outstanding things about october 24th. it's our general belief that a law some be specific whether signed into law and unintentionally punishing people who were operating open be one frame of mind in november when they didn't know this law was presented. also the planning hearing was properly noted and we're not communicating with the public well about the effective date we want to see it thirty days after the mayor signs it into law. thank you for take into account