Moratorium Information - 1/31/01

Moratorium Information - 1/31/01

Moratorium Information

January 31, 2001


On January 16, 2000, Supervisor Gonzalez introduced a temporary moratorium to prevent the Rent Board from processing, hearing and deciding capital improvement petitions during pendency of the Superior Court"s preliminary injunction staying implementation of Proposition H. The Board of Supervisor"s Housing and Land Use Committee will be reviewing the proposed moratorium at its February 8th meeting.

 

Here is the exact language of the moratorium:

 

Be it ordained by the People of the City and County of San Francisco:

 

Section 1. Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code is hereby amended by adding Section 37.8C, to read as follows:

 

Section 37.8C. TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON RENT BOARD PROCESSING OR APPROVAL OF LANDLORD PETITIONS FOR CERTIFICATION AND PASSTHROUGH OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, REHABILITATION AND ENERGY CONSERVATION COSTS TO TENANTS, DURING PENDENCY OF THE SUPERIOR COURT PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION STAYING IMPLEMENTATION OF NOVEMBER 2000 PROPOSITION H.

 

The Board, Administrative Law Judges and other Board staff, are prohibited from processing or approving landlord petitions for certification and passthrough of capital improvement, rehabilitation and energy conservation costs to tenants, for a temporary moratorium period commencing on [the effective date of this ordinance] and continuing until the San Francisco Superior Court dissolves its preliminary injunction staying the implementation of November 2000 Proposition H (entered December 20, 2000, in Quigg v. City and County of San Francisco, et al., San Francisco Superior Court Case No. 316928). This moratorium prohibiting processing or approval applies to landlord petitions pending as of the effective date of this ordinance and to any landlord petitions filed during the moratorium, whether based on Sections 37.3(a)(3), 37.7, 37.8A, and/or 37.8B.