The Vallejo City Council passed an urgency ordinance on July 16 making it unlawful to increase rent for an existing or prospective tenant by more than 10% during a declared emergency. The rent cap already was in place following a proclamation of emergency declared by the city manager on June 27 and later ratified by the City Council on July 3. The new ordinance simply places the rent cap into the municipal codes so that it automatically becomes effective during any proclaimed emergency.
A cap on rent increases in the city of Vallejo will remain in effect for at least a few more weeks – and possibly much longer. During a special meeting July 3, the City Council declared a local emergency that triggered protections against price gouging under state law. Once activated, the state’s anti-price-gouging law prohibits price increases over 10% for many consumer goods and services, including rental housing, for 30 days following the declaration.
The city of Vallejo this morning declared a state of emergency that limits rent increases to no more than 10%. The declaration says the city manager, acting as director of emergency services, has the authority to make such a move when the City Council is not in session. The measure, which expires after seven days, is intended as a stopgap until the City Council can vote on its own declaration. The City Council is expected to hold a special meeting next week for that purpose, but the date and time has not been announced.
This year’s CAA Greater East Bay GEMM Awards attracted a record-breaking 510 attendees. CAA Contra Costa Napa Solano and RHA Serving Southern Alameda County held the 13th annual celebration Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. The event honored the industry’s elite individuals and properties in 17 categories. Judges picked from nearly 300 nominees. And the winners are: Category: Lifetime Achievement Honoree: John Sullivan, Emerald Properties Category: Porter/Groundskeeper Honoree: Randy Bueno, SPM Properties, Inc. Category: Service Technician (1-150 Units) Honoree: Jason Ulloa, Castle Management Category: Service Technician (151+ Units) Honoree: Federico Cruz, Park Regency LLC Category: Maintenance Supervisor… Read More
In just four days, the Richmond City Council will again take up a proposal to institute rent control and a just-cause eviction ordinance. CAA is calling on its members with property in Richmond to attend the Tuesday, July 21, meeting and argue against these flawed policies. As they have in recent meetings, tenant advocates Tuesday will likely make impassioned pleas for rent control and a just-cause eviction ordinance, while arguing against the creation of a rent mediation board, the most sensible option under consideration. It’s imperative that CAA and its members continue to dispell the myths surrounding rent control and… Read More
As the push to adopt rent control and just-cause eviction in Richmond gains traction, it’s vital that members of the rental housing industry band together and voice their objections. Members can fight these flawed policies by either emailing City Council members or attending the Tuesday, July 21, council meeting. Advocates for rent control certainly will mount a show of force, wearing yellow shirts, carrying signs and raring to testify. They’ll come from groups such as the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization, Tenants Together and labor unions. The California Apartment Association’s membership must also… Read More
PLEASANT HILL — A panel of experts will offer an economic forecast next week for Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties and delve into the implications for the rental housing industry. The California Apartment Association’s 2015 Economic Outlook, set for Wednesday, Feb. 25, will provide an analysis of economic and demographic indicators in the region. Further, the panelists will explore what’s driving those indicators and likely impacts on the apartment business. CAA’s morning-long program will help landlords and property managers put market trends into perspective. With talk of rent control in some regional cities, it’s vital that multifamily professionals understand… Read More
Make sure your company gets the attention it deserves as hundreds of rental housing decision-makers gather for CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo. This premiere California Apartment Association event returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center on Wednesday, April 8. Exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities are now on sale. Take advantage of this opportunity to put your products in front of the most influential members of the multi-family housing industry. What you need to know What: CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 Where:… Read More
Talk about a full plate. Besides great barbecue, the menu for CAA’s end-of-the-year membership luncheon in Pleasant Hill this month included a rundown on new laws, tips on saving energy, and philanthropy for local veterans. It was all served up Thursday, Nov. 13, at Back Forty Texas BBQ.