An Open Letter to Airbnb & Emey About Housing and Prop F:
sara shortt


Thank you for taking the time to write such a compelling rebuttal to Emey’s erroneous piece on Prop F. As a homeowner living in Cow Hollow, I have seen the neighborhood change in the past 15 years. Since then, I have moved out of the city and rented my place long term to good tenants who are interested in making San Francisco their home.

What you are witnessing at the local level is what has been going on at the executive and congressional level for years, and that is big money is eroding our democracy. There is nothing fair about a ballot measure when one side out spends the other so disproportionately. And what you are witnessing is a major shift in this year’s election towards “outsider” candidates who are not puppets for Wall Street and K Street.

So there is a parallel component to Prop F which is not only about the decline of the city through transient short term rentals but also about what happens to our democratic society when big money is able to change an outcome.

Thank you again for your time and effort in presenting your article.