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File #: 2019-7203   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/3/2019
Title: Adoption of Urgency Ordinance and Introduction of Non-Urgency Ordinance: Amending the Alameda Municipal Code by (1) Adding Section 1-8.01 Concerning Hearing Procedures, Hearing Officers' Decisions and Administrative Regulations, (2) Repealing in Their Entirety Article XIV (Currently Suspended) and Article XV of Chapter VI Concerning (a) Review of Rent Increases Applicable to All Rental Units and Rent Stabilization Applicable to Certain Rental Units and (b) Limitations on Evictions and the Payment of Relocation Assistance Applicable to All Rental Units; and (3) Repealing Ordinance No. 3246 (Uncodified); and (4) Adding a Restated Article XV to Chapter VI Concerning Rent Control, Limitations on Evictions and Providing Relocation Payments to Displaced Tenants, including Section 8; Adoption of Resolution Establishing Relocation in Accordance with the City of Alameda's Rent Control Ordinance; and Recommendation to Approve the Content of the Rent Registration Statement. (Rent Stabilization...
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Rent Registration Statement, 2. Ordinance - Urgency, 3. Ordinance - Non-Urgency, 4. Resolution, 5. Correspondence, 6. Presentation
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Adoption of Urgency Ordinance and Introduction of Non-Urgency Ordinance: Amending the Alameda Municipal Code by (1) Adding Section 1-8.01 Concerning Hearing Procedures, Hearing Officers' Decisions and Administrative Regulations, (2) Repealing in Their Entirety Article XIV (Currently Suspended) and Article XV of Chapter VI Concerning (a) Review of Rent Increases Applicable to All Rental Units and Rent Stabilization Applicable to Certain Rental Units and (b) Limitations on Evictions and the Payment of Relocation Assistance Applicable to All Rental Units; and (3) Repealing Ordinance No. 3246 (Uncodified); and (4) Adding a Restated Article XV to Chapter VI Concerning Rent Control, Limitations on Evictions and Providing Relocation Payments to Displaced Tenants, including Section 8;

Adoption of Resolution Establishing Relocation in Accordance with the City of Alameda's Rent Control Ordinance; and

Recommendation to Approve the Content of the Rent Registration Statement. (Rent Stabilization Fund 265)
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In March 2016, the Alameda City Council (Council) adopted its first comprehensive ordinance to regulate rents and limit evictions in the City of Alameda (City or Alameda). Later that year, Alameda voters confirmed the ordinance and granted Council authority to amend the ordinance. In June 2017, the City Council amended the ordinance, including eliminating "no cause" as grounds for eviction, but Council later rescinded the amended ordinance following the successful circulation of a referendum petition. Earlier this year, Council again amended the ordinance, first by eliminating the sunset clause, second by eliminating "no cause" as grounds for eviction and third, by limiting annual rent increases, for most rental units in the City, to no more than 70% of the percentage change to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). All amendments are now in effect.

Because of those amendments and the pro...

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