Proposition H Advisory #16 (7/20/01)

Proposition H Advisory #16 (7/20/01)On July 18, 2001 the court heard continued argument on the City"s and the owners" respective Motions for Summary Judgment in Quigg vs. City and County of San Francisco, et al., Superior Court Case Number 316928. Judge Robertson stated his conclusion that the challenged provisions of Proposition H as implemented by the Rent Board"s proposed regulations are constitutionally defective and therefore cannot be enforced. Judge Robertson"s constitutional concerns include, among other things, possible problems with the retroactive application of Proposition H to certain classes of landlords. A Proposed Order will be considered by the Court at a hearing scheduled on August 8th at 3:30 p.m. A hearing on whether Proposition H also violates the vested rights of the individual plaintiff intervenors is scheduled on August 14th, at 3:30 p.m. The temporary moratorium ordinance preventing the Rent Board from processing capital improvement petitions will remain in effect until the Court issues its Order in this case.

Up-to-Date Information on Implementation of Proposition H

Information concerning the Rent Board"s development of forms, regulations and procedures, as well as the status of legal actions to challenge Proposition H, may be obtained from the Rent Board in the following ways:

Web site: www.ci.sf.ca.us/rentboard/ under "What"s New"

24-Hour Recorded Information Line: 415.252.4600, Menu No. 46, "Proposition H-Current Status"

Fax Back: 415.252.4660, Document Number 014, "What"s New/Amended"

We will keep the information available from these resources current. Should you have questions that are not answered in these resources, you can also call our counseling staff at 415.252.4602 from 9-12 am and 1-4 pm, Monday through Friday.