Lee realizes that his candidate in D3 is in enough trouble with tenants already
By Tim Redmond
OCTOBER 9, 2015 — Five pm came and went today without a mayoral veto, which means that the full package of tenant protections approved by the supervisors have become law.
Under the San Francisco City Charter, if the mayor takes no action on a measure it goes into effect without his signature. He has to veto it to block implementation – and while Lee clearly didn’t like parts of the Eviction 2.0 bill, a veto would have infuriated tenants and almost certainly had an impact on the District Three race, where Chrisensen, an ally of the mayor, is trying to portray herself as friendly to tenants.
Christensen is in enough trouble with tenants right now: Her comments in a San Francisco Chronicle story this week were insulting to Sups. David Campos and Jane Kim, and even more insulting to tenants:
Christensen also criticized Supervisor Jane Kim for what she described as overblown stories of awful landlords evicting poor tenants.
“Jane can bring out these horror stories — most of which have not taken place, even in California — and the property owners have their own horror stories,” she said.
Bizarre statement in a city where almost everyone knows someone who is facing an eviction – and the horror stories are true, and endless. Continue reading