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INITIATIVE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS
The City Attorney has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the
proposed measure:
SHORT-TERM RENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING
City law prohibits the short-term rental of residential housing for periods of fewer than 30 days. Proposed
legislation before the City’s Board of Supervisors would allow those rentals under certain conditions.
Owners and renters use internet websites and electronic applications operated by third-party brokers to make
residential housing available for vacation stays and other short-term rentals.
The City requires short-term renters to pay the same local taxes on temporary occupancy that apply to hotel
rooms. The operators of short-term rentals must collect those taxes and transmit them to the City.
The proposed measure does not itself allow owners, renters and third-party brokers to make residential housing
available for short-term rentals. But it would require any owner, renter or third-party broker who wishes to
offer a short-term rental of residential housing to:
• register the street address of the short-term rental with the City’s Treasurer;
• confrm that the short-term rental does not violate any laws, including any local tax, planning or zoning
laws; and
• obtain at least $250,000 in insurance coverage for the short-term rental and provide proof of insurance at
the time of registration.
If a renter is offering the short-term rental, then the renter would be required to provide written proof that the
property owner allows short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would require third-party brokers of short-term rentals to be primarily responsible for
collecting local occupancy taxes and transmitting those taxes to the City.
The proposed measure would prohibit four types of residential units from being offered as short-term rentals:
• any unit that has received affordable housing funds from any state, local, or federal agency, including
down payment assistance;
• any unit that has been the subject of an Ellis Act eviction (where the owner takes the unit out of the rental
market);
• any in-law unit; and
• any affordable housing unit.
The proposed measure would require the Treasurer to create a website listing all registered short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would also allow any person to fle a complaint with the Treasurer regarding possible
violations of the ordinance. If the Treasurer fnds a violation, then the Treasurer could fne the violator and
prohibit the violator from offering any further short-term rentals of the property.
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City and County of San Francisco Ordinance Regulating Illegal Use of Housing for Tourist Accommodations
Preamble:
At a time when San Francisco faces its most severe housing shortage in more than 100 years, an increasing number of apartments, condominiums, houses, and portions thereof are
offered and advertised as short-term rentals on websites, such as AirBNB and VRBO. In recent months, the number of such listings has exceeded 9,000. These listings contribute
greatly to the disappearance of affordable housing in the City and County of San Francisco. To date, not a single online travel agency that advertises short-term residential rentals
to tourists has paid the established Transient Occupancy Tax levied on hotels, despite a determination by the City in 2012 that they are liable for the tax. This ordinance is intended
to stop the proliferation of short-term rentals through online travel agencies by requiring the registration prior to listing with an online travel agency; the verifcation of registration
by the agencies prior to accepting listings; and allowing citizens to enforce the requirements of this ordinance through a complaint process.
Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Francisco:
SEC. 41B.1 TITLE
This chapter shall be known as Neighborhood Preservation and Public Revenue
Recovery Ordinance.
SEC. 41B.2 PURPOSE
It is the purpose of this ordinance to beneft the general public by requiring short-
term rentals to be registered, insured and in compliance with all city, state and federal
laws; requiring online travel agencies to verify the validity of housing unit registration
prior to advertising the unit’s availability; affrming the City’s determination that such
rentals are subject to the Transient Occupancy Tax, as set forth in Article 7 of the San
Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code; and through establishing appropriate
administrative and judicial remedies, such that citizens may fle a complaint alleging
violation of this Chapter.
SEC. 41B.3. FINDINGS.
The people of the City and County of San Francisco (the “City”) fnd that:
(a) It is estimated that the short-term rental market in San Francisco
costs the City millions of dollars annually in lost transient occupancy tax revenue.
(b) By removing residential units from the housing market, short-
term rentals contribute greatly to the lack of affordable housing in the City.
(c) In order to protect and conserve the City’s housing stock, it is
in the public interest to regulate short-term rentals and provide remedies when rentals
occur in violation of this Chapter.
(d) It is important that we conserve, protect and preserve the
existing housing, cultural and economic diversity of our neighborhoods.
SEC. 41B.4. DEFINITIONS.
(a) Broker. Any entity or person, including but not limited to,
on-line websites, on-line travel agencies, and on-line booking agents, that offers, lists,
advertises, accepts reservations and/or collects whole or partial payment for Short
Term Rentals of Residential Units.
(b) City. The City and County of San Francisco.
(c) Owner. Owner includes any person who is the owner of
record of a Residential Unit and shall include Home Owners Association Boards for
Residential Units that are tenants-in-common units or condominiums.
(d) Permanent Resident. A person who occupies a Residential
Unit for at least 60 consecutive days with intent to establish that unit as his or her
principal place of residence.
(e) Residential Unit. Room or rooms (or any portion thereof),
including but not limited to single family homes, apartments, fats, condominiums, or
a room or Dwelling Unit that forms part of a tenancy-in-common arrangement, in any
building, or any portion thereof, which is designed, built, rented, leased, let or hired
out to be occupied, or which is occupied for Residential Use.
(f) Residential Use. A use which provides housing for San
Francisco residents, rather than visitors, including a “dwelling unit” or “group
housing”, as defned below, or a residential hotel, as defned in sections 790.47 and
890.47 of the Planning Code of the City and Section 41 of Administrative Code of the
City on April 1, 2014.
1. Dwelling Unit. A Residential Use which consists of
a studio apartment or a suite of two or more rooms and includes sleeping,
bathing, cooking, and eating facilities, but has only one kitchen.
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2. Group Housing. A Residential Use which provides
lodging or both meals and lodging without individual cooking facilities
for a week or more at a time in a space not defned as a Dwelling Unit.
Group housing includes, but is not limited to, a rooming house, boarding
house, guest house, lodging house, board and care facilities, nursing
homes, residence club, commune, fraternity and sorority house, monastery,
nunnery, convent, and ashram. It also includes group housing operated by
a medical or educational institution when not located on the same lot as
such institution.
(g) Short-Term Rental. The rental of all or a portion of a
Residential Unit for less than a 30-day consecutive tenancy by an Owner, Broker or
Permanent Resident. A Short-Term Rental is not a Residential Use.
SEC. 41B.5. REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENTS.
(a) Any Owner, Broker or Permanent Resident that offers a
Residential Unit as a Short-Term Rental shall frst register the street address of the
Short-Term Rental with the Treasurer of the City. A Permanent Resident must also
submit written proof of authorization from his or her Owner agreeing to the Short-
Term Rental of the Residential Unit. The Treasurer shall create and publish on a
dedicated webpage available to the public a detailed and current listing of all Short-
Term Rentals, including address, name of registrant and Broker, if applicable.
(b) As part of the required registration, the Owner or Permanent
Resident must also acknowledge and confrm that the Short-Term Rental of a
Residential Unit does not violate any laws of the State of California, federal
government and the City, including but not limited to the Administrative, Business and
Tax Regulations, Planning and the Zoning Codes of the City.
(c) All Short-Term Rentals shall be insured by homeowner’s or
rental property insurance, as the case may be, in an amount not less than $250,000
per incident. Any insurance policy obtained by a Permanent Resident shall name the
Owner as an additional insured party. Proof of said insurance must be submitted at the
time of registration.
(d) All persons, including but not limited to Owners, Permanent
Residents, and Brokers shall comply with Articles 6 and 7 of the City’s Business and
Tax Regulations Code. A Broker that collects any revenue from arranging or listing
a Short-Term Rental shall have primary responsibility for collecting, paying and
transmitting all tax due to the City pursuant to said Article 7.
(e) Every Broker shall ensure that each Short Term Rental is
registered with the City prior to listing or advertising said property for rent.
(f) All persons and entities offering or listing Short-Term Rentals
shall retain and make available to Treasurer of the City, records to demonstrate
compliance with this Chapter.
(g) A Residential Unit that (1) received funds from any local, state
or federal affordable housing source, including down payment assistance; (2) has been
the subject of an Ellis Act eviction; (3) is an “in-law” or secondary unit created or
legalized under local law; or (4) is a below market rate (BMR) or inclusionary unit (as
defned in the Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program Monitoring and Procedures
Manual adopted pursuant to Article 4 of the Planning Code), is prohibited from being
offered as a Short Term Rental.
(h) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Chapter,
the Owner(s) of Group Housing are not required to comply with the registration
requirements of this Chapter.
SEC. 41B.6. ENFORCEMENT.
Administrative
(a) Complaint. Any person or entity that believes that this Chapter
has been violated may fle a complaint with the Treasurer specifying such violation.
Upon receipt of a complaint, the Treasurer shall notify, in writing, the person or entity
named in the complaint of the fling of a complaint.
(b) Notice. Within 15 days of the fling of a complaint and upon
the Treasurer’s independent fnding that there may be a violation of this Chapter,
the Treasurer shall notify the Complainant, and the Broker, Owner or Permanent
Resident, as the case may be, by certifed mail that the Residential Unit is the subject
of an investigation for an unlawful use and provide the date, time, and place of an
administrative review hearing in which said party can respond to the complaint.
(c) Hearings. In the event the Treasurer determines that an
administrative review hearing shall be conducted, the Treasurer’s appointed hearing
offcer will hold an administrative review hearing within 60 days of the fling of the
complaint to review all information provided by the complainant, members of the
public, City staff and the Broker, Owner or Permanent Resident, as the case may be,
for the investigation and the Hearing Offcer shall thereafter make a determination
whether a violation of this Chapter has occurred.
(1) Notice of the hearing shall be conspicuously posted
on the building that is the subject of the hearing. The Broker, Owner or
Permanent Resident, as the case may be, shall state under oath at the
hearing that the notice remained posted for at least 10 calendar days prior
the hearing. The Treasurer shall appoint a hearing offcer to conduct the
hearing.
(2) Pre-hearing Submission. No less than ten business
days prior to the administrative review hearing, parties to the hearing shall
submit written information to the Treasurer including, but not limited to,
the issues to be determined by the Hearing Offcer and the evidence to be
offered at the hearing. Such information shall be forwarded to the hearing
offcer prior to the hearing along with any information compiled by the
Treasurer.
(3) Hearing Procedure. If more than one hearing is
requested for residential units located in the same building at or about
the same time, the Treasurer shall consolidate all of the hearings into one
hearing. The hearing shall be recorded. Any party to the hearing may at his
or her own expense cause the hearing to be recorded by a certifed court
reporter. Parties may be represented by counsel and shall have the right to
cross-examine witnesses. All testimony shall be given under oath. Written
decisions and fndings shall be rendered by the hearing offcer within 20
working days of the hearing. Copies of the fndings and decision shall be
served upon all parties, including the Complainant, if any, by certifed mail.
A notice that a copy of the fndings and decision is available for inspection
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday shall
be posted by the owner or the Treasurer in the building in the same location
in which the notice of the administrative review hearing was posted.
(4) Failure to Appear. In the event an interested party
fails to appear at the hearing, the hearing offcer may nevertheless make a
determination based on the evidence in the record and fles at the time of
the hearing, and issue a written decision and fndings.
(5) Finality of the Hearing Offcer’s Decision and
Judicial Review. The decision of the hearing offcer shall be fnal. Within
20 calendar days after service of the hearing offcer’s decision, any party
may seek judicial review of the hearing offcer’s decision.
(6) Hearing Offcer Decision and Collection of
Penalties. If any imposed administrative penalties and costs have not been
deposited at the time of the Hearing Offcer’s decision, the Treasurer may
proceed to collect the penalties and costs pursuant to the lien procedures
set forth in subsection (e) below, consistent with the Hearing Offcer’s
decision.
(7) Remedy of Violation. If the Hearing Offcer
determines that a violation has occurred, the Hearing Offcer’s Decision
should:
(i) Specify a reasonable period of time during which
the owner must correct or otherwise remedy the violation; and
(ii) State that if the violation is not corrected
or otherwise remedied within this period, the owner may
be required to pay the administrative penalties set forth in
subsection (d) below.
(8) If the Hearing Offcer determines that no violation
has occurred, the determination is fnal.
(d) Notice of Continuing Violation and Imposition of
Penalties. The Treasurer shall notify the Broker, Owner or Permanent Resident, as
the case may be, by certifed mail that the violation has continued unabated and that
administrative penalties shall be imposed as set forth below.
(1) Administrative Penalties. For a violation concerning
the use of a registered Residential Unit, the Treasurer can revoke such
registration; and/or issue an order reasonably calculated to ensure
compliance with the provisions of this Chapter. In addition, any person
or entity may be liable for civil penalties in accordance with the following
schedule:
(a) For the frst violation, $1,000.00;
(b) For the second violation, $3,000.00; and
(c) For the third violation, $5,000.00.
(2) Enforcement Costs. The Broker, Owner or
Permanent Resident, as the case may be, shall reimburse the City for the
costs of enforcement of this Chapter, which shall include, but not be limited
to, reasonable attorneys’ fees.
The notice shall state the time of the continued existence of the violation
and the resulting imposition of penalties. Payment of the administrative penalties and
enforcement costs shall be made within 30 days of the certifed mailed notice to the
owner. If the administrative penalties and enforcement costs are not paid, the Treasurer
may initiate lien procedures to secure the amount of the penalties and costs against
the real property that is subject to this Chapter, under Article XX of Chapter 10 of the
San Francisco Administrative Code to make the penalty, plus accrued interest, a lien
against the real property regulated under this Chapter. Except for the release of the lien
recording fee authorized by Administrative Code Section 10.237, all sums collected by
the Tax Collector pursuant to this ordinance shall be held in trust by the Treasurer and
distributed as provided below.
(e) Deposit of Penalties. Administrative penalties paid pursuant
to this Chapter shall be deposited in the Mayor’s Offce of Housing, Housing
Affordability Fund less the reasonable costs incurred by the City and County of San
Francisco in pursuing enforcement under this Chapter. If enforcement costs were
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imposed, such funds shall be distributed according to the purpose for which they were
collected.
(f) The City Attorney may also maintain an action for damages,
declaratory relief, specifc performance, injunction, or any other appropriate relief
in the Superior Court in and for the County of San Francisco for any violation of
any provision of this Act or any approval granted under this Chapter. If the City is
the prevailing party, the City shall be entitled to the costs of enforcing this Chapter,
including reasonable attorneys’ fees, up to the amount of the monetary award, pursuant
to an order of the Court. Any monetary award obtained by the City shall be deposited
in the Mayor’s Offce of Housing, Housing Affordability Fund less the reasonable
costs incurred by the City in pursuing the civil action.

SEC. 41B.7. CONSTRUCTION/IMPLEMENTATION.
(a) No section, clause, part or provision of this Chapter shall be
construed as requiring the payment of any fee for engaging in a business or the doing
of an act when such payment or act would constitute an unlawful burden upon or
an unlawful interference with interstate or foreign commerce, or which payment or
act would be in violation of the United States Constitution or a statute of the United
States or of the California Constitution or a statute of the State of California. If any
section, clause, part or provision of this Chapter conficts with any ordinance, code
or regulation heretofore or hereafter adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the City,
the provisions of this Chapter shall prevail. Further, if any section, clause, part or
provision of this Chapter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance,
is held invalid or unconstitutional, the remainder of this Chapter, including the
application of such part or provision to other persons or circumstances, shall not be
affected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions
of this Chapter are severable.
(b) City and its agencies, including the Board of Supervisors, shall
take whatever action is necessary to implement and enforce the provisions of this
Chapter within 60 days from its passage.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO CIRCULATE PETITION
Notice is hereby given by the person whose name appears hereon of his intention to circulate the petition within the
City and County of San Francisco for the purpose of:
Protecting tenants, landlords, property owners and neighborhood residents, as well as the City’s housing
supply, from illegal short-term rentals promoted by online travel agencies; promulgating rules and regulations
governing short-term rentals; and reaffrming the City’s determination that short-term rentals are subject to the
Transient Occupancy Tax, which shall be collected and remitted by online travel agencies
I decline to submit the optional statement of the reasons of the proposed action as contemplated in the petition.
Dale A. Carlson 5/23/14
NAME OF PROPONENT PROPONENT’S SIGNATURE DATE
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INITIATIVE MEASURE TO BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE VOTERS
The City Attorney has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the
proposed measure:
SHORT-TERM RENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING
City law prohibits the short-term rental of residential housing for periods of fewer than 30 days. Proposed
legislation before the City’s Board of Supervisors would allow those rentals under certain conditions.
Owners and renters use internet websites and electronic applications operated by third-party brokers to make
residential housing available for vacation stays and other short-term rentals.
The City requires short-term renters to pay the same local taxes on temporary occupancy that apply to hotel
rooms. The operators of short-term rentals must collect those taxes and transmit them to the City.
The proposed measure does not itself allow owners, renters and third-party brokers to make residential housing
available for short-term rentals. But it would require any owner, renter or third-party broker who wishes to
offer a short-term rental of residential housing to:
• register the street address of the short-term rental with the City’s Treasurer;
• confrm that the short-term rental does not violate any laws, including any local tax, planning or zoning
laws; and
• obtain at least $250,000 in insurance coverage for the short-term rental and provide proof of insurance at
the time of registration.
If a renter is offering the short-term rental, then the renter would be required to provide written proof that the
property owner allows short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would require third-party brokers of short-term rentals to be primarily responsible for
collecting local occupancy taxes and transmitting those taxes to the City.
The proposed measure would prohibit four types of residential units from being offered as short-term rentals:
• any unit that has received affordable housing funds from any state, local, or federal agency, including
down payment assistance;
• any unit that has been the subject of an Ellis Act eviction (where the owner takes the unit out of the rental
market);
• any in-law unit; and
• any affordable housing unit.
The proposed measure would require the Treasurer to create a website listing all registered short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would also allow any person to fle a complaint with the Treasurer regarding possible
violations of the ordinance. If the Treasurer fnds a violation, then the Treasurer could fne the violator and
prohibit the violator from offering any further short-term rentals of the property.
WORD COUNT: 392 [Maximum: 500 words]
[Department of Elections fle no. 14-04]
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The City Attorney has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the
proposed measure:
SHORT-TERM RENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING
City law prohibits the short-term rental of residential housing for periods of fewer than 30 days. Proposed
legislation before the City’s Board of Supervisors would allow those rentals under certain conditions.
Owners and renters use internet websites and electronic applications operated by third-party brokers to make
residential housing available for vacation stays and other short-term rentals.
The City requires short-term renters to pay the same local taxes on temporary occupancy that apply to hotel
rooms. The operators of short-term rentals must collect those taxes and transmit them to the City.
The proposed measure does not itself allow owners, renters and third-party brokers to make residential housing
available for short-term rentals. But it would require any owner, renter or third-party broker who wishes to
offer a short-term rental of residential housing to:
• register the street address of the short-term rental with the City’s Treasurer;
• confrm that the short-term rental does not violate any laws, including any local tax, planning or zoning
laws; and
• obtain at least $250,000 in insurance coverage for the short-term rental and provide proof of insurance at
the time of registration.
If a renter is offering the short-term rental, then the renter would be required to provide written proof that the
property owner allows short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would require third-party brokers of short-term rentals to be primarily responsible for
collecting local occupancy taxes and transmitting those taxes to the City.
The proposed measure would prohibit four types of residential units from being offered as short-term rentals:
• any unit that has received affordable housing funds from any state, local, or federal agency, including
down payment assistance;
• any unit that has been the subject of an Ellis Act eviction (where the owner takes the unit out of the rental
market);
• any in-law unit; and
• any affordable housing unit.
The proposed measure would require the Treasurer to create a website listing all registered short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would also allow any person to fle a complaint with the Treasurer regarding possible
violations of the ordinance. If the Treasurer fnds a violation, then the Treasurer could fne the violator and
prohibit the violator from offering any further short-term rentals of the property.
WORD COUNT: 392 [Maximum: 500 words]
[Department of Elections fle no. 14-04]
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proposed measure:
SHORT-TERM RENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING
City law prohibits the short-term rental of residential housing for periods of fewer than 30 days. Proposed
legislation before the City’s Board of Supervisors would allow those rentals under certain conditions.
Owners and renters use internet websites and electronic applications operated by third-party brokers to make
residential housing available for vacation stays and other short-term rentals.
The City requires short-term renters to pay the same local taxes on temporary occupancy that apply to hotel
rooms. The operators of short-term rentals must collect those taxes and transmit them to the City.
The proposed measure does not itself allow owners, renters and third-party brokers to make residential housing
available for short-term rentals. But it would require any owner, renter or third-party broker who wishes to
offer a short-term rental of residential housing to:
• register the street address of the short-term rental with the City’s Treasurer;
• confrm that the short-term rental does not violate any laws, including any local tax, planning or zoning
laws; and
• obtain at least $250,000 in insurance coverage for the short-term rental and provide proof of insurance at
the time of registration.
If a renter is offering the short-term rental, then the renter would be required to provide written proof that the
property owner allows short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would require third-party brokers of short-term rentals to be primarily responsible for
collecting local occupancy taxes and transmitting those taxes to the City.
The proposed measure would prohibit four types of residential units from being offered as short-term rentals:
• any unit that has received affordable housing funds from any state, local, or federal agency, including
down payment assistance;
• any unit that has been the subject of an Ellis Act eviction (where the owner takes the unit out of the rental
market);
• any in-law unit; and
• any affordable housing unit.
The proposed measure would require the Treasurer to create a website listing all registered short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would also allow any person to fle a complaint with the Treasurer regarding possible
violations of the ordinance. If the Treasurer fnds a violation, then the Treasurer could fne the violator and
prohibit the violator from offering any further short-term rentals of the property.
WORD COUNT: 392 [Maximum: 500 words]
[Department of Elections fle no. 14-04]
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proposed measure:
SHORT-TERM RENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING
City law prohibits the short-term rental of residential housing for periods of fewer than 30 days. Proposed
legislation before the City’s Board of Supervisors would allow those rentals under certain conditions.
Owners and renters use internet websites and electronic applications operated by third-party brokers to make
residential housing available for vacation stays and other short-term rentals.
The City requires short-term renters to pay the same local taxes on temporary occupancy that apply to hotel
rooms. The operators of short-term rentals must collect those taxes and transmit them to the City.
The proposed measure does not itself allow owners, renters and third-party brokers to make residential housing
available for short-term rentals. But it would require any owner, renter or third-party broker who wishes to
offer a short-term rental of residential housing to:
• register the street address of the short-term rental with the City’s Treasurer;
• confrm that the short-term rental does not violate any laws, including any local tax, planning or zoning
laws; and
• obtain at least $250,000 in insurance coverage for the short-term rental and provide proof of insurance at
the time of registration.
If a renter is offering the short-term rental, then the renter would be required to provide written proof that the
property owner allows short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would require third-party brokers of short-term rentals to be primarily responsible for
collecting local occupancy taxes and transmitting those taxes to the City.
The proposed measure would prohibit four types of residential units from being offered as short-term rentals:
• any unit that has received affordable housing funds from any state, local, or federal agency, including
down payment assistance;
• any unit that has been the subject of an Ellis Act eviction (where the owner takes the unit out of the rental
market);
• any in-law unit; and
• any affordable housing unit.
The proposed measure would require the Treasurer to create a website listing all registered short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would also allow any person to fle a complaint with the Treasurer regarding possible
violations of the ordinance. If the Treasurer fnds a violation, then the Treasurer could fne the violator and
prohibit the violator from offering any further short-term rentals of the property.
WORD COUNT: 392 [Maximum: 500 words]
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I circulated this section of the petition and witnessed each of the appended signatures being written. Each signature on this petition is, to the best of my
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The City Attorney has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the
proposed measure:
SHORT-TERM RENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL HOUSING
City law prohibits the short-term rental of residential housing for periods of fewer than 30 days. Proposed
legislation before the City’s Board of Supervisors would allow those rentals under certain conditions.
Owners and renters use internet websites and electronic applications operated by third-party brokers to make
residential housing available for vacation stays and other short-term rentals.
The City requires short-term renters to pay the same local taxes on temporary occupancy that apply to hotel
rooms. The operators of short-term rentals must collect those taxes and transmit them to the City.
The proposed measure does not itself allow owners, renters and third-party brokers to make residential housing
available for short-term rentals. But it would require any owner, renter or third-party broker who wishes to
offer a short-term rental of residential housing to:
• register the street address of the short-term rental with the City’s Treasurer;
• confrm that the short-term rental does not violate any laws, including any local tax, planning or zoning
laws; and
• obtain at least $250,000 in insurance coverage for the short-term rental and provide proof of insurance at
the time of registration.
If a renter is offering the short-term rental, then the renter would be required to provide written proof that the
property owner allows short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would require third-party brokers of short-term rentals to be primarily responsible for
collecting local occupancy taxes and transmitting those taxes to the City.
The proposed measure would prohibit four types of residential units from being offered as short-term rentals:
• any unit that has received affordable housing funds from any state, local, or federal agency, including
down payment assistance;
• any unit that has been the subject of an Ellis Act eviction (where the owner takes the unit out of the rental
market);
• any in-law unit; and
• any affordable housing unit.
The proposed measure would require the Treasurer to create a website listing all registered short-term rentals.
The proposed measure would also allow any person to fle a complaint with the Treasurer regarding possible
violations of the ordinance. If the Treasurer fnds a violation, then the Treasurer could fne the violator and
prohibit the violator from offering any further short-term rentals of the property.
WORD COUNT: 392 [Maximum: 500 words]
[Department of Elections fle no. 14-04]

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