The California Apartment Association is rallying rental housing owners and managers in Culver City to oppose a temporary rent cap going before the City Council on Aug. 12. The yearlong rent freeze proposal is expected to cap rent increases at 3%, although that figure could change. The interim ordinance also would impose “just cause” eviction restrictions.
The California Apartment Association has issued an “Industry Insight” paper about a newly enacted emergency regulation to protect employees from wildfire smoke. The regulation took effect this week and will require many employers in California, including those in the rental housing industry, to change the way they monitor wildfire smoke and the precautions they take to protect employees. The regulation was approved by the Office of Administrative Law on July 29 in preparation for the state’s wildfire season. It is expected to remain in effect for at least one year. The regulation requires employers who anticipate that employees may be… Read More
The Mountain View City Council is eyeing a potential ballot measure that would make changes to the city’s rent control law. It’s unclear, however, what changes would be included in the potential measure – and whether they could make the city’s rent control ordinance even worse. City staff has suggested the council might explore asking voters to bolster its rent control law with a rent registry, vacancy control for landlord-caused tenancy terminations, new noticing requirements, and possible limits on how housing providers share utility costs with renters.
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 free workshop that will cover landlord-tenant law and other rental housing topics is coming to Roseville on Aug. 1. The workshop, presented by Legal Services of Northern California, will cover topics including: An overview of landlord-tenant law in California Best practices and emerging issues such as zoning, permits, disability rights and reasonable accommodations Sample housing case scenarios The training session is scheduled to run from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center. It is designed for property owners currently renting or considering renting in Placer County. The event is being hosted by the city of Roseville, Roseville Housing… Read More
The nominating period for the 2020 CAA Board of Directors is underway. Applications are due by noon Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Here are links to the nominating documents: Board Responsibilities, CAA Code of Ethics, CAA Organizational Objectives Call for Nominations Board of Directors Application Form
During the first half of 2019, the California Apartment Association fought a deluge of negative rental housing legislation, from statewide rent control to authorized rent strikes. Below we summarize some of the worst bills of the year and update their status in the Legislature. Let’s start with some of the worst legislative proposals stopped by CAA.