Here is an update on last month’s Concord City Council meeting regarding city recommendations:
Just Cause Defeated!
“Just Cause” eviction was defeated! There was a strong turnout of owner coalitions which outweighed tenant activists. I believe AOA’s email blast assisted with the turnout.
City Council Considerations
Below are items still being considered:
- Both the Rent Review program (non-binding) and
- A new administrative law judge for a binding decision.
- They are also considering keeping the 10% rent increases for three or more properties or … if Assemblyman Chui’s bill is passed then they will be using the California state bill.
Relocation fees are still on the table. I explained to the Concord city council that currently, Oakland has a federal court case regarding this – Ballinger v City of Oakland. It will be interesting to see the vote soon.
“Notice of Availability” – New Required Form
The Concord Notice of Availability – (City of Concord’s Residential Rent Review Program) – MUST be provided to tenant’s along with all notifications of rent increases. The form will be available on the city’s web site.