Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 2021-1000   
Type: Council Referral
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/21/2021
Title: Consider Directing Staff to Address Representation for Below Market Rate Homeowners on Homeowner Association (HOA) Boards and with Property Management. (Councilmember Herrera Spencer) [Not heard on June 15, July 6, 20 or September 7, 2021]
Title

Consider Directing Staff to Address Representation for Below Market Rate Homeowners on Homeowner Association (HOA) Boards and with Property Management. (Councilmember Herrera Spencer) [Not heard on June 15, July 6, 20 or September 7, 2021]
Body
COUNCIL REFERRAL FORM

The Council can take any of the following actions:
1) Take no action.
2) Refer the matter to staff to schedule as a future City Council agenda item. Concurrence that staff time will be devoted to the item does not signify approval.
3) Take dispositive action only on time sensitive legislative matters if sufficiently noticed such that the public and Council have been provided sufficient information by the published agenda, and no formal published notice of a public hearing is required.

Name of Councilmember(s) requesting referral: Trish Herrera Spencer

Date of submission to City Clerk (must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting requested): May 31, 2021

Council Meeting date: June 15, 2021

Brief description of the subject to be printed on the agenda, sufficient to inform the City Council and public of the nature of the referral:

A homeowner in Alameda, who owns a below market rate home, recently expressed concerns with the City and received the following response. It's appropriate for City Council to ensure that all homeowners, including below market rate, have equal representation and maintenance of their properties. Thus, I request that Council address this important issue.
? "Lack of representation of below market homeowners on HOA board - I recommend that you or your fellow BMR homeowners talk about running for the HOA board, find out the process for running and plan for the elections.
? Lack of property management (painting, lighting, Fencing, landscaping) in section of housing complex that houses below market rate homes. She stated that below market homes do not receive same amount of property management as fair market value homes. The Cove...

Click here for full text