SF supervisor introduces extended eviction warning legislation

People sit in the park at Alamo Square Park during the coronavirus pandemic on May 03, 2020 in San Francisco, California.
People sit in the park at Alamo Square Park during the coronavirus pandemic on May 03, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Photo credit Rich Fury/Getty Images

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is reviewing legislation Tuesday that would prevent landlords from evicting residents without at least a 10-day notice.

Introduced by District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston, who represents Hayes Valley, the Fillmore, Japantown, Lower Pacific Heights, Western Addition, Cole Valley, and Inner Sunset, the bill builds off the protections made for tenants during the pandemic.

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"Eviction should be a last resort not a starting point," Preston tweeted on Tuesday. "We've stopped thousands of evictions in the pandemic & must continue preventing preventable evictions."

Before the pandemic, a three-day notice was the norm, but after the pandemic wreaked havoc on so many lives and livelihoods, California passed a law increasing the notice time to 15 days.

The new legislation aims to keep the increased notice time in place even after the pandemic-related protection expires.

If passed, San Francisco would become the first state in California to have such a protection permanently in place.