ATTENTION TO ALL ALAMEDA CITY EMPLOYERS

NEW WAGES FOR RESIDENT MANAGERS! Alameda City, California, Enacts Minimum Wage Ordinance The City of Alameda, California has passed an ordinance establishing a local minimum wage that applies to all employees who work at least two hours in a calendar week within the city as follows:  July 1, 2019 – $13.50  July 1, 2020 –…

Prop. 13 Tax Protection in Danger! By – Jon Coupal

Dear Dan:  You may recall from our last President’s Circle update that we predicted very rough waters for California taxpayers after the November election.  Regrettably, we were right. Sacramento politicians are now trying to outdo each other in conjuring up new ways to tax California homeowners, citizen taxpayers and businesses both large and small.  And,…

2020 Split Roll Measure Must be Defeated!

The below article is from the California Business Properties Association. Established in 1972, CBPA proudly serves as the legislative and regulatory advocate for property owners, tenants, developers, retailers, contractors, land use attorneys, brokers, and other professionals in the industry by representing their interests at the State Capitol and in Washington, D.C.

Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

Question 1:  I have a question regarding getting additional security deposit from a tenant in a rent controlled Oakland apartment. Tenant has been in building in Oakland for 20 years. Security deposit is currently $725.00. Current rent is $1,277.00. Would like to increase security deposit to $1300. Can I do so? What form do I…