“Only 19 exemptions have been granted in San Francisco in the past 20 years, while 35 have been granted in just the past six years in Oakland, according to the report.”
These are very very small numbers. Does it really matter that 19 or 35 rent controlled units have been lost over 6 years?
Reminds me of another article I read earlier. The ellis eviction issue in San Francisco is extremely exaggerated. The actual number of ellis eviction cases is very small compared to the number of apartments, but all the activists and news media are painting a stark picture like the sky is falling.