Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Small Property Owners endorse Anderson

Mr. Rob Anderson
San Francisco, CA 94115


Dear Mr. Anderson:

Small Property Owners of San Francisco is pleased to endorse your candidacy for Supervisor in District 5. You may publish this endorsement.

Best wishes,
Naomi (Noni) Richen, President

Dear Rob:

You have announced your candidacy for office in the upcoming election. We would like to share with our membership your views on issues affecting small rental properties. Will you please complete the form below and return it to me. Thank you. Peter Reitz, Executive Director, SPOSF (http://www.smallprop.org/)

Name of Candidate: Rob Anderson
Street Address:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:
Email Address: rmajora@comcast.net
District: 5
Campaign Consultant and/or Manager: None

1. What is your position on rent control?
I have mixed feelings on rent control. On the one hand, clearly some people need help with the rent. On the other hand, it's unfair to put that burden on small property owners. We're riding the tiger now, and we need how to figure out how to get off without hurting those who really are in need.

2. Do you believe that owner-occupied buildings of 1 to 4 units should be subject to the same regulations as absentee owners of large buildings?
No, I don't.

3. What is your opinion of means testing for rent control?
I support means testing.

4. Do you favor the limitation or repeal of the Ellis Act?
Yes: X No

5. Do you believe that property owners have an absolute right to move into their property?
Yes X No__

6. Would you support a ballot initiative allowing 100% owner occupied buildings to bypass the condo conversion lottery? Yes ____ No_______
Maybe, but I'd need to know more about the idea.

7. What is your position on Chris Daly's Tenant Harassment Ordinance on this November's Ballot?
I don't often support anything Daly proposes. I've read his proposed ordinance, and it does seem punitive toward landlords. Daly's assumption apparently is that the ordinance is required to address widespread abuse of tenants by landlords. I don't know that that is true and would be interested in hearing your views on the issue.

8. Do you believe property owners should be able to raise rents at the same rate as the increase in the cost of living (CPI)?
Yes, I do.

You may be invited to an interview for further discussion on these matters.