Did someone say happy hour? Join us in a NYC brownstone for an evening of drinks and lively debate about short-term rentals and housing!
Have you ever found a great place to stay in an another city on Airbnb or a similar platform? Do you wonder how this might affect a city’s housing market? Then join us for a 3-city conversation about short-term rentals and housing. CHPC will release fresh new proposals to regulate short-term rentals in New York City and will be joined by two very special guests, former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and former Austin Council Member Chris Riley, who will discuss licensing of short-term rentals in their cities.
Date: Wednesday 3/22 from 6pm-8.30pm.
CASH BAR, REGISTRATION REQUIRED (tickets include one free drink!)
ABOUT OUR GUESTS:
Former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos immigrated to the U.S. from his native Guatemala at age 14 with his parents and two sisters. Despite not initially speaking English, David graduated at the top of his class and went on to attend Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
David entered public service in 1999 as the Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, where he served as the lead counsel in implementing the San Francisco Unified School District’s school desegregation. In 2008, David was elected Supervisor of District 9 representing Bernal Heights, Portola and the Inner Mission.
As Supervisor, David worked to restore funding for neighborhood services, strengthen San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy, and improve access to health care and public transportation. Last year he introduced legislation holding short-term rental platforms accountable for listing units that are not registered with the city. David’s term as Supervisor ended in 2016 and he has called the job “the greatest of my life.”
David has lived in the beautiful Bernal Heights neighborhood for the past nine years with his partner Phil and their French bulldog Winston.
As a member of the Austin City Council from 2009 to 2015, Chris Riley authored the code amendments that recognized and imposed regulations on short-term rentals in that city. He had previously worked as an attorney and served the city in a number of roles, including as chair of its Planning Commission. Since leaving the Council, Riley has earned a master’s degree in Urban Placemaking & Management from Pratt Institute.