The court got it right (“Steep fees tossed for Ellis Act evictions,” Oct. 22): Only in San Francisco are successful people criticized for working hard and earning their way. If you own property, you’re a pariah or a greedy landlord. If you can’t afford to live in San Francisco, then whine and moan.
Politicians out for their own advancement are getting on the bandwagon to take away the rights of the property owners. Many people would love to live in the city but can’t afford it. That's a reality in a large city. And if you happen to work in Silicon Valley and actually have a bus pick you up instead of clogging the freeways, you're looked upon as terrible person forcing out the poor. Can’t win here!
Someone has to stop this insanity. Property owners have the right to do whatever they choose and should not be penalized for doing so.
Kathy Paolucci, Petaluma