Guess who Council member Kshama Sawant is having breakfast with…
Yesterday’s committee hearing on short-term rentals managed through services such as AirBnB are the big news this morning.
Apparently this is the week that the Council chose to tackle thorny legislative matters. This morning’s topic: AirBnB and short-term lodging rentals. Continue reading Understanding the proposed short-term rental (i.e. AirBnB) regulation
The Council’s hearing this morning on regulating short-term rentals (a la AirBnB) tops the news. Plus several other tidbits.
The City Council has put in a lot of worthwhile hours working on labor regulations to protect vulnerable workers — most recently on “secure scheduling” and paid family leave. They have also clarified that the Office of Labor Standards (OLS) is on point to enforce them. But the laws are meaningless if OLS doesn’t have the manpower to enforce them — and that means finding money.
Filed under “adventures in legal sausage-making…”
The Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development and Arts Committee began deliberation on an ordinance that would modify the city’s housing code to provide additional protections for tenants against discrimination by landlords, and especially based on the source(s) of income being used to pay the rent. But it quickly turned into a messy — and possibly intractable — endeavor.
Hiring police officers and building a new North Precinct station are drawing news coverage again this morning. along with FBI surveillance in the Central District.
A handful of notes from this morning’s Council Briefing roundtable session with the Council members. Seven of them anyway; Sawant and Harrell were absent.
A trickle of City Council-related news this Monday morning, dominated by op-eds. Continue reading News roundup
It will be a very quiet week for the Council.