From SF Gate, October 24, 2014
Sen. Dianne Feinstein tells me that if Mayor Ed Lee signs the Board of Supervisors’ legislation legalizing Airbnb-style rentals, she’ll support an effort to overturn it at the ballot.
It would be one heck of a fight for Lee to face when he’s up for re-election next year, but Feinstein is serious in her belief that the proliferation of short-term rentals in the city will destroy the neighborhoods.
When we talked the other day, she had pictures of some of the homes that are being rented out to tourists and the like. Homes with no pictures on the walls or any other evidence that anyone lives there.