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    San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments…but pot is OK

    San Francisco bans tobacco smoking inside apartments…but pot is OK

    Meanwhile, San Francisco rents are plummeting.
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    There is even more bureaucratic insanity that is being implemented by law in California.

    Officials in San Francisco have banned renters from smoking tobacco in their apartments. However, smoking a marijuana joint inside rental units is perfectly fine.

    The Board of Supervisors approved the new law in 10 to 1 vote, making San Francisco the largest city in the country to adopt the tough measure against tobacco smokers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

    Lawmakers originally proposed to ban marijuana smoking in buildings, but they reversed their position after cannabis activists protested that it was the only legal place they could smoke.

    San Francisco is now one of 63 California cities and counties implementing such a smoking ban.

    Those against the ban argued that it infringed on their rights inside their homes. Supporters said it’s important to protect the health of nonsmokers — particularly low-income residents who live in dense apartment buildings.

    …The Department of Public Health will be responsible for enforcing the new law. Under the ordinance, the department must first try to educate violators and help smokers quit. Repeat offenders could be fined $1,000 a day but can not be evicted for a smoking violation.

    In related news, the average apartment rents in San Francisco are now down more than 25 percent since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

    In November, median rents in San Francisco stood at $2,054 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,377 for a two-bedroom – down 3.4 percent for the month and 24.5 percent since March, according to data from ApartmentList.

    It comes as fears of density in the pandemic, harsh lockdown policies, and sharply rising violent crime all contribute to a mass exodus from expensive coastal cities, hollowing out rents.

    Meanwhile, more affordable mid-size cities have seen rental markets heat up, with Boise, Idaho leading the pack with median rents up 9 percent since March – though they are still less than half of the prices in San Francisco.

    To turn around a phrase from the famous “Field of Dreams”: If you destroy it, they will leave.


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    Louis Davout | December 3, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I’m surprised that the leftist jackal California Legislature hasn’t instituted a total State wide ban…

    I spent 17 years in HOA management in the State of California… This topic, (banning tobacco use in private residences) was being discussed ad infinitum, for the last 3 years I was working…

    Never a decision by our elected officials… Kick the can down the road for miles… It will get resolved after they retire and they can spend their sunset years living off a fat pension and the HUGE slush fund paid for with yearsp of blowing moneyed interests…

    How about enforcing the current building codes in the state? Hell yeah, they are too onerous, but when built correctly, they prohibit the issues of neighbours smelling ANYTHING… The issue then becomes moot…


    We have hundreds of these demented liberals moving to my county. Not only do the profess the same policies they are running from, they believe themselves superior after a months residence.
    To a person, every single “family”, in quotes because they are never actual families. They are white younger couples or older white couples, always childless are here because of URBAN VIOLENCE. The first question they ask the realtor and the home inspectors is if we have urban violence. The second question is a whispered question as to the “black population”. They then buy homes sight unseen.

    DSHornet | December 3, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    The Titanic is sinking and these fools are shuffling the deck furniture.

    azide999 | December 3, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Can one imagine a non-liberal, non-commie SF? A good thought!

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