SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco lawmakers have postponed voting on a proposal that would make the city home to some of the smallest apartments in the country.
The city's Board of Supervisors had been expected Tuesday to consider a building code change to allow apartments as small as 220 square feet. The super-tiny efficiency units would include a bathroom, kitchen and closet.
Current regulations require apartment living rooms alone to be that size.
Supervisor Scott Wiener asked to delay a preliminary vote on the issue until Nov. 13 so he could continue discussions with critics who fear the super-small apartments would increase population density, strain city services and further crowd out families.
They are calling for a pilot project to test the new units before fully opening the door to construction.
Know Your Rights
California law prohibits lawyers or others acting on behalf of a lawyer from:
— Soliciting clients at an accident scene, at a hospital, or on the way to a hospital.
— Soliciting clients who, due to their physical, emotional or mental state, may not be able to have reasonable judgment about the hiring of an attorney .
— Seeking clients by mail unless the letter and envelope are clearly labeled as an advertisement.
— Promising a particular outcome from legal representation.
In the wake of the fires, there is also the risk of victims being approached by people posing as attorneys. Consumers should determine if they are legitimate and licensed to provide legal services. Before hiring an attorney, look up their name or State Bar number on the State Bar website — www.calbar.ca.gov — to check the status of their license to practice law and whether they have any record of discipline.
Source: State Bar of California