All photos by Steve Rhodes.

3:49 PM: Friend of the Appeal Steve Rhodes attended this afternoon’s rally (he says “It was more a press conference than a rally”) in support of the addition of children to OMI Eviction “Protected Classes.” You can see the full text of the legislation here, and see the committee meeting, complete with public comment, again at 9 tonight, here.

3:11 AM (Bay City News): Children’s and tenant’s rights groups will rally outside San Francisco City Hall today in support of newly proposed legislation that would prohibit landlords from evicting tenants with children under so-called “owner move-ins.”

An ordinance introduced by Supervisor Eric Mar would amend the city’s residential rent ordinance to extend a prohibition on certain owner move-in evictions, when landlords evict tenants in order to move in themselves or to allow their relatives to move in. Such a prohibition already exists under city law for seniors, those who have lived in multi-unit apartment buildings for at least 10 years, disabled persons or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Mar’s ordinance would also disallow move-in evictions for families with children under 18 that have been living in a unit for at least a year.

The Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Economic Development Committee is scheduled to consider the ordinance at 1 p.m. Supporters will rally at noon.

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