Liberal California City Fines Landlord For Helping Veterans
Article from Reason by Christian Britschgi.
Over the past decade, San Francisco landlord Judy Wu (real name Xiaoqi Wu) converted some 12 properties she owns into 49 housing units which she and her husband, Trent Zhu, have rented predominately to low-income veterans, many of whom are disabled, or previously homeless.
These units, however, were only zoned for 15 dwellings. And in 2015, the city’s Planning Department first became aware of the excess units, ordering her to obtain permits to dismantle many of them. In 2016, as she was working to bring her units into compliance, and while her tenants fought to preserve their homes, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued Wu, claiming that her unauthorized dwellings “substantially endanger the health, welfare, and safety of individual tenants, the residents of the City and County of San Francisco.”
Many of Wu’s tenants dispute this characterization, saying they are perfectly happy in the units Wu provides them. The most immediate effect of the city’s actions against Wu will likely not be to improve her tenants’ “health, safety, and welfare”, but rather to kick them out of the only homes they have.
Wu’s trial began on Monday. Facing mounting legal fees and the prospect of $8 million in fines, she decided to settle on Tuesday.
Read the entire article at Reason.
TYpical left winger greedy dimocrap politicians; OINK OINK OINK for more money, no solutions, just idiotic greed.
The government knows what is best! If you don’t believe that, just ask them!
More San Francisco homeless? Looks like more votes for Pelosi.
California wants to have as many homeless as possible. If you don’t believe that, take a look at their policies.
Brown should be impeached and fined. Lots of Veterans homeless
I propose a new state motto: CALIFORNIA–A GREAT PLACE TO LEAVE!
Kudos to the New Californians. May God grant them success.
You got that right! I left 18 years ago, and it was one of the best things that I did!
This is sad, once again the State cares more about $$$ than Vets. I understand the city has regulation they think are important to protect everyone, and line the pockets of city regulators. However, it seems that these government agency is going out of its way to make this women’s life difficult and punish her and her husband for trying to help Vets.
If you ever here someone say “I’m from the gov’t and I’m here to help”….. run as fast as you can to your gun rack and just start shooting.