In San Francisco airbnb Lobbying Delays Tougher Sanctions for Now – Housing Advocates Vow Ballot Measure

As City Hall dawdles, S.F. housing advocates look to Airbnb ballot

From USA Today, June 10, 2015

After watching this city’s Board of Supervisors again fail to agree on tougher home-sharing rules, housing advocates alarmed over skyrocketing rents and increased evictions here are looking to put the issue directly to voters.

The legislative inaction — made via an unusual procedural move by Airbnb supporters — disappointed those who say illegal abuse of such home-sharing services are making San Francisco’s housing shortage worse.