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David Chiu

SF Board of Supervisors president announces new legislation to regulate Airbnb

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced legislation this afternoon that aims to regulate the short-term rental ecosystem in the city. In doing so, Chiu demonstrated keen balance in walking the fine line between economic development and citizen’s ...

San Francisco Supervisor Chiu Seeking State Assembly Seat

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu announced Thursday his candidacy for a state Assembly seat. Chiu is seeking to replace Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who is being termed out of office next year. Chiu represents the city’s District ...

Chiu Re-Elected As San Francisco Board Of Supervisors President

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) - David Chiu was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for a third time Tuesday. Chiu, 42, was re-elected to the position by his fellow supervisors in a unanimous vote after retaining his District 3 seat in November’s election. The ...

Apple Gets Final Approval For Store On San Francisco’s Union Square

Supervisor David Chiu said Apple responded to many of the community’s concerns. “There were a number of issues that were raised, first around the Ruth Asawa fountain, from the arts, education and Asian American community,” Chiu said Also at issue was Apple’s non-union security ...

San Francisco Tugs At The Boundaries Of Silicon Valley

Those thoughts were echoed by David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. “Having this hub of social activity so that people are hanging out by the food trucks, hanging out by the street corner and thinking of that next big idea, that’s an exciting trend,” ...

Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities : All Tech Considered : NPR

"Under current law in San Francisco, law forbids renting residential apartments for less than 30 days to ensure that our housing wouldn't be used as de facto hotels," says David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. "But we know that the current reality is that these ...

San Francisco’s Chinatown Has Storied History Of Gang Activity

But San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, whose district includes Chinatown, said no community should be defined by a handful of individuals. “Last year, Chinatown was named one of the top ten neighborhoods in the entire country,” Chiu said. “There is so much ...

S.F. tenant alleges landlord evicted him for Airbnb profits

David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, said he has serious concerns about Airbnb and its ilk. "There has been no enforcement of city rules in this area and very little accountability," he said. "We need to make sure that our scarce rental stock is being used for ...

Before housing, build a bridge between old, new S.F.

"It's all hands on deck when it comes to housing, and that especially includes the innovation sector," said San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who was not at the forum. Perhaps it could start by helping the city's nonprofits, which, as editorial page editor John ...

San Francisco officials condemn group's bus ads as anti-Islamic

"While some courts have found that these ads may have First Amendment privilege, that doesn't mean we can't condemn them," said San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, a former civil rights lawyer. District Attorney George Gascon added, "We're here to send a clear ...

Retro ‘Flap Sign’ Unveiled At SF Ferry Building

Anne Halsted, a commissioner with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which oversaw the project, said the sign “matches the beauty and history of the Ferry Building.” San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu said the sign not only marks the intersection of land and ...

Oakland police union slams plan to help

But from the looks of things, David Chiu is closest to having the six votes needed to stay on as president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. If Chiu falls short, he'll probably be the deciding vote between the progressive and moderate factions in picking a new president. ...

San Francisco proposal would regulate Airbnb rentals

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu today plans to introduce what will surely be controversial legislation aimed at regulating short-term apartment rentals, a practice that has become widespread as a result of online services like Airbnb and VRBO. The websites, which ...

San Francisco looks to tap into the open data economy

) David Chiu, the chairman of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the city’s legislative body, introduced the new version on Monday and submitted it on Tuesday. A vote is expected before the end of the year. Speaking at the offices of the Hatchery in San Francisco, Chiu ...

The best transportation option in San Francisco might be one you've never heard of

I asked David Chiu, my San Francisco supervisor and the president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, why this is the case. “I’ve championed city car-sharing with past legislation and have also advocated for one-way car sharing, as I’ve learned about issues from some of the new ...

Airbnb Petition San Francisco

On Tuesday, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors David Chiu proposed new rules that would help San Franciscans share their homes. This is an important step, but there is still work to be done. Right now - some predatory landlords are evicting Airbnb hosts, leaving them ...

Airbnb Hosts San Francisco Risk Eviction

If San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has his way, a new law would amend the codes that ban short-term rentals. "If you live next door or nearby, and all of a sudden a place is turned into a hotel with people coming in and out, generally that is not welcomed by most ...

Airbnb sublets in S.F. land some renters in the doghouse

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is crafting Airbnb-related regulations, such as mandating the payment of hotel tax. However, his bill would not affect lease agreements, said his legislative aide, Amy Chan. Some renters who have incurred their landlord's wrath by ...

AHF: San Francisco Leads Nation Adopting Drug Pricing Resolution

... process more transparent.” Introduced by Board President David Chiu and cosponsored by Supervisors Weiner & Campos and backed by AHF, the resolution seeks to bring transparency to the pricing and purchasing of prescription medications by government agencies—by far the largest purchaser of drugs...

Congressional inaction on CO2 prompts cities to push for regulation

Tuesday afternoon, the city's board of supervisors unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Supervisors David Chiu and Jane Kim, making San Francisco the 38th U.S. city to join the Center for Biological Diversity's national Clean Air Cities campaign. “San Francisco's Climate Action ...

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