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The Chico City Council has postponed action on a “just cause” eviction policy and instead referred the matter to an ad hoc council committee headed by Mayor Randall Stone for further study. No action on the matter is anticipated until after the city holds an all-day affordable housing conference scheduled for Sept. 28.
The Chico City Council on Tuesday, July 2, will consider an ordinance that would place restrictions on tenancy terminations and require owners to pay relocation expenses. The California Apartment Association opposes the so-called “just cause” ordinance and urges its members to contact the mayor and council members to voice their opposition and support a proposed housing conference.
The Chico City Council this week declined to pursue an ordinance that would place restrictions on terminating tenancies and force owners to pay relocation fees. On Tuesday, Chico Councilwoman Ann Schwabe made a motion to place the issue on a future agenda, but it failed to generate support from fellow council members. Members of the California Apartment Association in Chico joined a broad coalition of rental owners, property managers, Realtors, and homebuilders that flooded council members with emails and phone calls voicing opposition.