Presidio Terrace: Supervisors explain why they overturned sale of private street (CA)

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 7-4 to rescind the tax sale of Presidio Terrace, a privately-owned street near the Presidio Heights neighborhood, prompting a chorus of boos from most San Franciscans.  “There are two sets of laws: those for the haves and those for the wannabes or have-nots,” commented one Curbed SF reader, a sentiment echoed (often in far less polite terms) by disgruntled readers across every Bay Area publication.  The fact that the residents of Presidio Terrace own some of the city’s most expensive single-family homes and the fact that their annual $14 tax bill went unpaid for three decades—the homeowner’s association and its attorneys blame the city for sending the bill to the wrong place—made Tuesday’s vote look like a special favor for the rich, at least in the eyes of armchair politicians.  But some city lawmakers are sticking by their votes.    Read the article……………..

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