75 SF Tech Companies Back Ellis Reform as Key Vote Nears

by on May 1, 2014

Nearly 75 tech companies affiliated with sf.citi, including Twitter and Salesforce, have signed a public letter urging legislators to support State Senator Mark Leno’s Ellis Act reform bill, SB 1439.

In a remarkable showing of tech support for those victimized by speculator evictions under the state Ellis Act, nearly 75 companies have gone public with their support for SB 1439. The sign on letter comes as the bill faces its next big test at the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 6.

The letter, signed by SF.citi head Ron Conway, makes all of the key points supporting the legislation, which is also sponsored by Assemblymembers Phil Ting and Tom Ammiano. Here is the letter:

Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw's latest book is Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. He is the author of four prior books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. He is also the author of The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

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