S.F. leaders to address rent control measure

San Francisco leaders who oppose a June 2008 ballot measure that would repeal the city’s rent control laws will meet Wednesday to discuss the measure further, according to the San Francisco Tenants Union.

Mayor Gavin Newsom and Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, will appear at a noon news conference in the Civic Center Plaza at Polk and McAllister streets in San Francisco.

Opponents argue the Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property measure could displace 180,000 residents living in rent-controlled residences.

“If this measure were to pass, thousands of San Franciscans would be forced out of the city,” Ted Gullicksen of the San Francisco Tenants Union said. “Seniors especially would be hard hit if they lost their rent control protections.”

The union contends that if passed, the measure would make it illegal for the city to use eminent domain to acquire land for public water projects. Public Utilities Commission Director Susan Leal will talk about possible water effects at the news conference.

— Bay City News

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