Condo converters may get to jump line, if they pay up

From blog

SAN FRANCISCO — Strapped for cash, the city has spotted a potential extra spot of revenue in the long line of TICs waiting to convert to condos: Allow them all to jump the line and skip the lottery — just this once, and for a fee.

Last we heard, the line to condo-convert was getting so long that a tenancy-in-common that got in line in 2010 would have to wait until 2034 before being allowed to convert to condos, a length of time that some would hysterically consider just way too freaking long (note that only 200 are allowed a year).