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Oakland city laws and regulations

Complying With the City of Oakland’s Smoking Pollution Control Ordinance

The City of Oakland prohibits smoking in all indoor common areas and some outdoor common areas of multi-housing units (defined as properties with two or more units) (Oakland Municipal Code Sec. 8.30.010, et seq.). This Industry Insight will explain what is considered “smoking” under the City of Oakland’s rules, where smoking is prohibited, and landlords’ rights and responsibilities under these rules.

Industry Insight paper

Alameda County laws and regulation


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Although California’s eviction protections for tenants with pending rental assistance applications ended June 30, 2022; Alameda County’s stringent eviction moratorium remains in effect. Across Alameda County, rental housing providers remain…

In the News

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Supervisors reject trio of anti-housing proposals Nearly three years after instituting California’s harshest COVID-19 eviction moratorium, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to let the eviction restrictions…

Disregarding the pleas of local housing providers, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors this week fast-tracked the approval of three ordinances that would place significant new restrictions on the rental…

The California Apartment Association remains committed to challenging the legality of Alameda County’s never-ending COVID-19 eviction moratorium, despite a recent unfavorable ruling by the judge in the case. On Nov.…