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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.

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A coalition led by CAA — including  local businesses, the real estate sector, homeowners and other community members – has qualified a referendum on El Cerrito’s “just cause” for eviction ordinance. To qualify the referendum, petitioners needed to submit 1,631 valid voter signatures to El Cerrito’s city clerk. On Thursday, the Contra County registrar of voters confirmed the success of that effort, counting 1,993 valid signatures.

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An Assembly committee has approved a bill that would make it discriminatory to deny applicants for rental housing simply because they have a Section 8 voucher. The bill, SB 329 by Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday on a 7-3 vote with two abstentions. 

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Landlords at the 2019 California Landlords’ Summit on Homelessness last week pledged 84 units toward housing Kern County’s homeless population. The pledge builds on the success of last year’s inaugural summit, which saw 60 units committed. More than 300 landlords, property managers, and other rental housing industry professionals attended this year’s event, held June 20 in Bakersfield. The Income Property Association of Kern, a chapter of the California Apartment Association, organized the event with the help of CAA, Adventist Health Bakersfield, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, and the Housing Authority of the County of Kern. Ted Iturriria, a Bakersfield-based… Read More

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Despite massive turnout and opposition from the rental housing industry, the Culver City Council on Monday voted 4-1 to pursue a yearlong, 3% cap on rent increases. City staff will now draft the rent-freeze ordinance, with a formal council vote expected in August. If approved, the ordinance would then have a retroactive effective date of June 24. 

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Under proposed emergency regulations, many employers in California, including those in the rental housing industry, would soon need to change the way they monitor wildfire smoke and the precautions they take to protect employees.   The proposals would require businesses with employees vulnerable to wildfire pollution to use different criteria to gauge pollution levels, and when levels are hazardous, provide additional equipment, such as mandatory dust masks.   The health threats of wildfires carry far beyond the fires themselves. Wildfire smoke contains pollutants that can cause everything from eye irritation to reduced lung function. Individuals can experience such effects as far as 300… Read More

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Signature-gathering is expected to begin soon in Michael Weinstein’s latest effort to place a radical rent control measure before California voters.   California’s attorney general this week issued a title and summary for Weinstein’s Rental Affordability Act, or Proposition 10 2.0, clearing the way for signature-gathering to begin. The California Apartment Association has learned that Weinstein has retained a signature-gathering firm, which will likely hit the streets in a matter of days. If the statewide ballot initiative ultimately qualifies, it will appear before California voters in November 2020. 

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Question: My understanding is that unlawful-detainer actions remove the tenant from a specific rental unit. My contention is that the tenant is also not allowed anywhere on the premises of the common areas of the premises after an eviction. Frequently, the evicted tenant hangs around the premises and causes additional problems out of spite. What can be done, and what are my legal rights as owner?

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The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Thursday July 4, and Friday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, July 8.

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A grassroots campaign led by the California Apartment Association has stopped a “just cause” eviction policy, a rent moratorium, and an unreasonable new trigger for mediation from coming to Concord.  

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