March 19, 2002
March 5, 2002
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
DATE: MARCH 19, 2002
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
PLACE: 25 VAN NESS AVENUE (AT MARKET ST.)
THE RENT BOARD COMMISSIONERS INVITE THE PUBLIC TO COMMENT
ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE RESIDENTIAL RENT
STABILIZATION AND ARBITRATION ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 37 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO ADMINISTRATIVE
THE COMMISSION IS TAKING PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE ATTACHED
LANGUAGE AMENDING SECTION 6.10(e) TO SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT ONLY THE OWNER
WHO ACTUALLY INCURRED THE EXPENSE OF A REFINANCE OR A NEW PURCHASE DEBT SERVICE
MAY PETITION FOR A RENT INCREASE UNDER SECTION 6 OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NEW WORDING IS UNDERLINED AND ANY DELETIONS ARE IN DOUBLE
BRACKETS [[ ]].
Section 6.10(e) If a building is refinanced or there is
a change in ownership resulting in increased debt service and/or property taxes,
only the landlord who incurred such increased expenses may file a petition
under this Section, and only one rent increase per unit based upon increases
in debt service and/or property taxes shall be allowed for each such refinance
or transfer, except in extraordinary circumstances or in the interest of justice.
In no event shall the petition be denied solely due to the subsequent transfer
of the property, unless the successor in interest declines to substitute in
as the petitioner.
Comments may be mailed and should be received at
the Rent Board no later than March 12th so that they can be mailed
and received by the Commissioners prior to the hearing. Comments arriving after
this time may not be able to be adequately considered. Comments may also be
made in person at the hearing and will be limited to three minutes per person.