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Home-renting company Airbnb objected Wednesday to a proposed San Francisco ballot measure that would financially reward residents who narc on their neighbors who illegally rent out their property.
The ballot measure, proposed by three connected San Francisco residents, would allow citizens the right to file complaints against their Airbnb-using neighbors and reap up to 30 percent of the fines and back taxes if successful.
“We want to work with everyone in San Francisco who cares about home-sharing, but this proposal would make it even harder for San Franciscans to make ends meet,” Airbnb spokesman Nick Papas said Wednesday in a statement. “More than half of Airbnb hosts in San Francisco use the money they earn to pay their mortgage or rent, and the overwhelming majority share only the home in which they live. We hope to work with everyone on policies that help San Franciscans pay the bills and stay in the city they love.”
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