The Costa Mesa City Council this week passed an urgency measure to enact new statewide eviction-noticing requirements ahead of schedule. 

In a 6-1 vote Tuesday, Nov. 7, the council approved immediate enforcement of SB 567 by Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, D-Los Angeles. The legislation takes effect April 1, 2024, across the state. 

Like SB 567, which amends the “just cause” for eviction rules in the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482), the city’s ordinance includes stronger disclosure requirements for substantial property renovations and more stringent oversight of the owner move-in process. The ordinance goes beyond Durazo’s legislation by requiring landlords to notify City Hall within a 72-hour window after issuing a notice for a no-fault eviction.

In an earlier draft, Costa Mesa’s ordinance proposed relocation assistance of up to $9,400, a figure opposed by the California Apartment Association. The City Council ultimately stuck with one month’s rent as relocation assistance, consistent with state law.

With passage of the Costa Mesa ordinance, three cities in Orange County now have additional no-fault eviction regulations on property owners.