Stories about Short-term rentals

Politics on Tuesday: What is the mayor trying to hide?

By Tim Redmond JUNE 24, 2014 -- The front-page Chronicle story on Mayor Ed Lee's connections to PG&E didn't break a whole lot of new...

The Airbnb files — how a friend of the mayor avoids law-enforcement

By Tim Redmond JUNE 16, 2014 -- The San Francisco Chronicle has finally noticed that Airbnb is having a huge impact on housing in the...

Politics on Tuesday: Deals on minimum wage, health-care accounts; something screwy going on with housing proposal

Supervisors London Breed and Mark Farrell worked with David Campos to craft a health-care bill that everyone could accept. By Tim Redmond JUNE 10, 2014 --...

Why has City Planning gotten a free pass on Airbnb?

  By Tim Redmond MAY 7, 2014 -- I've been complaining (a bit) about the legislation by Sup. David Chiu on Airbnb. I've been critical (a...

How do we solve the Airbnb problem?

Calvin Welch (left) and Sup. David Chiu have very different approaches to dealing with Airbnb. By Tim Redmond MAY 1, 2014-- It's pretty clear that San...

Politics on Tuesday: City College, Airbnb, and District 8

Will the mayor admit that the city attorney was right?Photo by Luke Thomas By Tim Redmond The accrediting commission that's been trying to shut down City...

Will airbnb have to pay for its past violations? Or does tech just get amnesty for everything?

By Tim Redmond APRIL 14, 2014 -- Airbnb has changed its terms of service (which I suspect nobody reads anyway) to warn people that they...