On Tuesday, June 23, the San Jose City Council will decide if making amendments to the rent control ordinance should be a priority for the coming fiscal year.
Some of the proposals include:
- Reducing the maximum allowable rent increase from 8% to 4%
- Enacting a Just Cause Eviction Ordinance
- Requiring rental owners to accept Section 8 vouchers
If chosen as a priority, the city will begin the process to amend the rent control ordinance. We need to tell them to look at all solutions to address our housing challenges.
Vice Mayor Rose Herrera and Councilmember Johnny Khamis have proposed the creation of a task force to truly understand the housing challenges facing San Jose and develop collective solutions. In addition, they’re calling for a legal and economic analysis of the proposed changes to the rent control ordinance.
It is critical that the City Council hear from local rental owners that, should the City Council move forward with studying these amendments, they must include the Herrera-Khamis proposal to ensure broad stakeholder input and guarantee the city has the facts they need to make an informed decision on this issue.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Attend the City Council Meeting
The San Jose City Council will be meeting on Tuesday, June 23 at 1:30p.m. at San Jose City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose. We expect the item to be heard towards the beginning of the meeting. It is important that we have individuals in attendance speaking in support of the Herrera-Khamis proposal. Please be sure to fill out and submit a yellow speaker card when you arrive to ensure your speaking opportunity.
Contact the Mayor & Council
If you cannot attend the meeting, please send an email to the San Jose City Council asking for a fair and collective process to solve our city’s housing shortages, which include the recommendations in the linked proposal above. A sample email is below and can be sent to the San Jose City Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) which will ensure it’s delivered to all Councilmembers.
Forward this Message
Share this alert with other San Jose rental property owners to make them aware of this issue. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact CAA Tri-County at 408.342.3500.
- Mercury News editorial: Rent control is a quagmire San Jose needs to avoid (June 23)
- Op/Ed: Judy Chirco: Rent control change will hurt responsible landlords (June 19)
- Update: San Jose holds off on rent control decision (June 19)
- Call to action: San Jose City Council to discuss stricter rent control (June 12)