Monday, April 09, 2007

The TIC Lobby

According to Plan C, there are now nearly 10,000 TIC owners in the City. As the old saying goes, there is strength in numbers. Many polical races in San Francisco come down to a just handful of votes. If TIC owners can organize into a voting block, clearly articulate our demands, and demonstrate that there will be repercussions for ignoring those demands, we can gain leverage over our elected officials. As a first step, Plan C is mounting an email blitz to the mayor and the supes, demanding that they take another look at the onerous condo conversion process. Join in and help put your supervisor on notice.

Click here to tell the mayor and the board that it is time to end the limits on condo conversion.

Here is the email that I sent:
As the recent editorial in The Examiner pointed out, statutory limitation on condo conversion is a flawed policy. It has little impact on tenant evictions, and is, in essence, a taking of private property. I have been a TIC owner since 2000. My group, all hard working middle-class individuals, purchased a decrepit building and slowly restored it. It is now a well-maintained, owner-occupied dwelling, one of those helping to shore up the turnaround in the Hayes Valley neighborhood. San Francisco needs more homeowners. Why continue to penalize those of us who have put so much love and money into our buildings and, in turn, our City neighborhoods?


Blogger Jennifer said...

emailed. Hope you don't mind that I cribbed a couple lines of your letter (I needed a template to get started :)

11:00 PM  
Blogger rp said...

I don't mind at all. Pass the link on to all the TIC owners that you know. Our supe emailed us to say he was getting a lot of emails on the issue, so they are taking notice.


8:41 PM  

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