Upcoming Action Items
The Housing & Community Development Commission held a special meeting on October 5, 2017 to discuss the Tenant Protection Ordinance and the revised Apartment Rent Ordinance. The amended Tenant Protection Ordinance and memorandum are available for review. The memo outlining the changes to the draft Apartment Rent Ordinance and Regulations is available for review. The report includes proposed staff changes to the Ordinance as a result of feedback received during the public comment period. The draft Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations were available for public review and comment from August 14, 2017 to September 22, 2017.
The City Council will be considering the following revisions:
The following public meetings will be hosted by the Housing Department to discuss the draft documents:
City Hall Council Chambers
200 E. Santa Clara St
The City Council has directed that changes be made to the Apartment Rent Ordinance. Staff anticipates that revisions to the Ordinance will be completed by the end of 2017.
Beginning June 17, 2016, an Interim Ordinance will be in effect until revisions to the Apartment Rent Ordinance are completed. The Interim Ordinance reduces the annual allowable rent increase from 8% to 5% and outlines the process for filing cost pass-through petitions.
•Threaten to sue, evict or terminate the tenancy of the tenant(s).
•Harass you until you leave.
•Reduce your services.
•Increase your rent.
•Impose a security deposit or any other new charge.