gm letter: Auction and bod march 12th

April 7, 2022

Dear San Francisco Suites Owners,

April means baseball and tax time. First, here is a gentle reminder that the second installment of the property taxes is due on April 11. If you have not received your tax bill because you are a new owner or moved and did not contact the Tax Board with your new address, I can help you pay your property taxes online:

  • Sftreasurer.org

  • Property Tax payment

  • 0256T – 139P or 039P

  • Open the bill and pay it with a credit card

Secondly, the SF Treasurer and Tax Collector will be holding an auction for owners who have not paid the past taxes and are now in default. SF Suites have received back shares through the foreclosure process that also have defaulted taxes. The Suites are not able to sell these shares which is the reason we have the Adopt A Share program to collect the assessments.

The tax default auction will be held online at https://sanfrancisco.mytaxsale.com

April 22-24

You must register online and send in a deposit of $5,000 + $35.00 processing fee by April 14
If the shares are not sold, they will be reoffered at a second auction:

May 6-8

The minimum bid will be a lessor amount.
You must register online and pay the $5,000 deposit +$35.00 processing fee by April 25
Here are the SF Suites shares that are up for auction:

88P $2,542.98

5P $2,372.88

70P $2,071.92

219P $1,937.16

229P $2,145.12

242P $1,923.50

The new Buyer will also need to pay the 2022 assessment of $1,453.00

Please find the Terms of sale on the link below:

Thirdly, spring baseball season begins on Friday, April 8:

  • SF Giants play the Miami Marlins

  • Oakland A’s play the Philadelphia Phillies

Call the concierge staff to secure your tickets for the season.

Lastly, Saturday, March 12, the Board of Directors held the first in person and Zoom meeting in the Board Room in 2 years due to the pandemic restrictions. The ballots were counted on Zoom by the Inspector of Elections. Please find the minutes of the March 12 Open Session Board Meeting and the election results on the link below:

Happy Spring and Go Giants!
Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

 

April adopt-a-share

2022 ADOPT-A-SHARE PROGRAM

Greetings, Everyone!

As you may know, certain shares owned by the Association are periodically offered for adoption by owners, by friends and family of owners, or by individuals interested in the Suites. This year we have three Parlor shares for adoption at $1483.00 per share. The cost includes the 2022 assessment of $1,453.00 plus the property tax of $30.00. The Adopt-A-Share year will begin April 21, 2022, and end April 21, 2023.

We will accept email requests for adoption during normal reservation times until 12 noon PST on Tuesday, April 19.  All names received will be pooled and a drawing will be held on Wednesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. PST. Please be advised that the Association has imposed a restriction on adopted shares that prohibits them from being rented to third parties, and they cannot be exchanged or sold through a Time Share company. They may be used only by the adopter, by his or her immediate family, and by those persons designated by owners as being entitled to Bonus Time. On Thursday, April 21, between 6 and 7 p.m. PST, we will notify the first three applicants whose names were drawn.

The San Francisco Suites City Share Association’s governing documents, including all Rules & Regulations, do apply to the adopted shares. 

PLEASE NOTE: Payments must be received by May 21, 2022.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation in the Adopt-A-Share Program.

Best Regards,

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

General Manager News Feb. 2022

February 22,2022

Dear San Francisco Suites Owners,

The air in San Francisco is crisp and fragrant as cherry blossoms drift and swirl in the breeze reminding us that Spring is on the way.

Mark your calendars and make your reservations at the Suites so you can attend the following festive spring events:

The Year of the Tiger was celebrated at the Chinese New Year Parade on February 19th in Chinatown.

  • Salesforce Tower lit up the sky with an image of a roaming red tiger

March 12 St Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 2nd and Market and ends at the Civic Center

  • Start the day at the Irish Bank for corn beef and cabbage and a brew but do not forget to bring a green mask. This parade draws 100,000 people from all over the world to celebrate,

San Francisco style.

April 9 Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown

  • Sushi at Akiko’s Sushi Bar and Restaurant

You might like to plan to take a ferry or drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon for lunch at the new Michael Mina’s Bungalow Kitchen on the waterfront.

  • Indulge and order the Lobster and Truffle Pot Pie for $130.00

The City and County of San Francisco has followed the State order to withdraw the mask mandate for indoor businesses. This means that if you are vaccinated, you do not have to wear a mask while at the Suites and may enjoy the wine and cheese and crackers down in the lobby. Some restaurants, businesses and public transportation may still require the mask mandate so keep one handy when you are out and about in the City.

Please be reminded that all staff at the Suites have been vaccinated, however they may still choose to continue to wear masks.

February 24 at 1:30pm the VOTA Auction will be held across the street from City Hall where 2 Parlors and 2 Masters will be auctioned for the cost of the delinquent assessment plus foreclosure costs.

Please ask the Front Desk for details or send me an email at creidgm@sfsuitescsa.com

April 11, the 2nd installment for the property tax is due. If you did not receive a tax bill, please contact me and I can help you go online to pay your tax.

Also, in April the SF City Tax Collector will hold an online auction for shares that have delinquent tax bills. The Suites will have 6 shares that will be auctioned. You will receive a notice as soon as I am notified.

We all look forward to seeing your smiling faces and welcoming you back to your

home away from home.” Please find the BOD January 15th minutes on the link below.

Happy Spring!

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

VOTA forecloser auction Feb 24, 2022

February 3, 2022

Dear San Francisco Suites Owners:

The 2021 delinquent assessment foreclosure auction will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 1:30 pm.

In addition to the successful bid amount, the new owner will be responsible for the past due property taxes and the Suites’ 2022 annual assessment of $1,453.00.

Please be advised that VOTA may add additional costs.

The four shares that will be up for auction, along with their estimated minimum bids, are:

Parlor 62P – $1,999.20 (with $1,515.09 tax past due)

Parlor 99P – $2,139.20 (with $213.06 tax past due)

Master 268M – $2,139.20 (with $347.51 tax past due)

Master 236M – $2,139.20 (with $347.51 tax past due)

Vacation Ownership Title Company will hold the auction outside the Memorial Court Gates between 301 and 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA. 94102.

You are invited to bid. The successful bidder must pay at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States, in cash, or cashiers check drawn by a state or national bank, state or federal credit union, state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in the State.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this matter.

Thank you,
Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites

creidgm@sfsuitescsa.com

CC: Geoffrey Bellah, President of the Board

BOD Emergency Meeting Jan. 4, 2022

DRAFT

San Francisco Suites

Board of Directors’ Emergency Meeting

January 4, 2022

  1. Call to Order: President Bellah called the emergency meeting to order at 11:00 AM. The meeting was held via Zoom.

II. Roll Call:
Board Directors present were
Geoffrey Bellah, President
Jo Ann Trembath, Vice-President
Jeff Reichel, Treasurer

Also present was Cynthia Reid, General Manager

With a quorum of three out of five Board Directors present, Bellah proceeded with the meeting.

III. Emergency Business:

  1. President Bellah explained the necessity to immediately repeal the election rules which were approved by the Association and adopted by the Board in 2020, following the passage of Senate Bill 323, in order to conduct the 2022 Board election. These rules, which allowed the Association to conduct its Board election in 2020, were subsequently replaced by the approval and adoption of restated bylaws in 2021, which included new election rules. In order to avoid conflicts and redundancies between the 2020 election rules and the restated bylaws’ election rules, the former must be repealed by a vote of the Board.

  2. Treasurer Reichel moved to repeal the election rules adopted in 2020 following passage of SB 323. Vice-President Trembath seconded, and after a brief discussion the motion passed unanimously.

IV. Adjournment:

President Bellah moved that the meeting be adjourned and the Board voted unanimously to do so at 11:25 AM.

Geoffrey Bellah
Board President 

General Manager Letter – december 2021

San Francisco Suites

 

December 18, 2021

Dear San Francisco Suites Owner and Friends,

The colorful, festive lights are on no matter where you look as San Francisco celebrates the holidays. You can view the lights on Nob Hill at the Huntington Park, City Hall is ablaze in red and green, Financial area with the Sales Tower light show and Union Square with the 80-foot tree and lights, as skaters twirl around the rink. Even the cable cars are decorated in holiday wreaths and have Christmas lights thanks to the creative efforts of cable car conductor, Val Lupez.

So, a terrific way to start your December visit would be to take a taxi tour in the early evening all around the city and then end the evening at Golden Gate Park to view the “Night Bloom” at the Conservatory of Flowers.

Returning to the Suites on Pine Street, you will enter thru the grand black and brass grilled gate after being buzzed in by staff to find the lobby that looks like a Charles Dickens Christmas.

The perfect glistening Christmas tree, wreathes. poinsettia plants and toy nutcrackers cast a warm glow, while holiday music plays to welcome you home. There is the fragrance of evergreen and hot spiced cider in the air and if it is 4:30pm then a glass of wine is ready for you to take to your room.

There are many events in the city to experience during the holiday season. The “Messiah “is performing at Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill while the high-flying circus act, “Dear San Francisco “is performing stories about the City by the Bay in North Beach at Club Fugazi.

If you want an elegant dinner but prefer to dine outside, the Italian restaurant Perbacco on California Street has a great parklet with warming lamps. Try the pappardelle with short ribs which is fantastic. The new Greek restaurant, Estiaforia Ornos by Michael Mina, with a seafood menu is next door and there is also the old stand by Tadich Grill which has inside dining but now takes reservations.

To end the evening, jump on the California cable car and head up to Nob Hill to view the Gingerbread House at the Fairmont and then cross the street to the iconic Top of the Mark at the Mark Hopkins Hotel for an after-dinner drink.

San Francisco received a last-minute reprieve last week on the mask mandate for offices and gyms. So, offices can let the staff work together without a mask if everyone is vaccinated. So, the Board meeting on January 15 will be held in person if everyone is vaccinated. We will also have the technology set up to Zoom the meeting, so owners who are not at the Suites can also attend. Please look for the agenda that will be posted on the website on January 8 for the Zoom invitation.

December 10, the property tax bills were due, but many new owners will not receive the tax bill since City Hall has been closed for two years and has just reopened.

You can locate your tax bill and pay it online by accessing the website:

SFtreasuer.org

Property Tax Payments

Enter Block 0256T (all owners) Lot which is your share number 030P must be 3 numbers

You can print out the bill or pay online.

I encourage all owners, who did not receive a bill to look at the website so that you do not have late fees or penalties. If you have any questions, contact me at creidgm@sfsuitescsa.com

Lastly, the March BOD Election will be held on Saturday, March 12.

There will be two positions open. The Call for Nomination notice will go out on the first week of January. If you are interested in running for the Board, please get your one-page resume ready.

If you are still searching for the perfect gift, why not give the experience of staying at the San Francisco Suites for 7 days a year and owning a slice of real estate in San Francisco.

I will be happy to assist you.

Please find the November BOD minutes and newly revised Rules and Regulations below.

November BOD minutes

Rules and Regulations

Happy Holidays,

Cynthia Reid
General Manager
San Francisco Suites