airbnb Opponents in San Francisco Push for Ballot Initiative

Airbnb foes want tougher new law

From SF Gate, November 25, 2014

San Francisco’s new “Airbnb law” doesn’t take effect until Feb. 1, but opponents already are gearing up to ask voters to approve tougher regulations.

“We want to stop the city’s giveaway of our affordable housing to companies like Airbnb,” said Sara Shortt, head of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, speaking at a press conference outside Airbnb’s San Francisco headquarters on Monday.

Group leaders said they will soon start collecting signatures for a referendum on the November 2015 ballot to place more limits on the practice in San Francisco.