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The Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday rejected a temporary rent control measure after giving the public just one day’s notice that it would vote on the proposal. The council scheduled the vote with just 24 hours public notice by declaring it an “urgency ordinance,” or a law “for preserving the public peace, health or safety.” An urgency ordinance, which can take effect right away, has a steeper approval threshold — five of seven votes. With little time to react, the California Apartment Association quickly called upon its members to attend the meeting and voice their concerns. This article in… Read More

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The Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday postponed its vote to ban smoking in multifamily residences, opting instead to rework parts of the proposal so that it’s more amenable to the apartment industry. The council had received numerous letters from local property owners, and a few voiced their concerns at Tuesday’s meeting. For the past few months, the California Apartment Association, including its North Coast Division, has worked closely with the city to develop an ordinance that balances the needs of rental property owners and the health and safety needs of residents. CAA believes, however, that the ordinance as drafted… Read More

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Proposal needs clarity, consistency before adoption A proposed ban on smoking in Santa Rosa apartment communities contains an unreasonably aggressive timeline and fails to offer landlords clear direction regarding their responsibilities. The California Apartment Association is calling on the Santa Rosa City Council to revise the draft ordinance, which it will consider at its meeting next week. CAA also is urging its members to write letters to council members, and if possible, attend the council meeting, which is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Santa Rosa City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave. Over the past several months, CAA… Read More

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Under legislation expected this year, landlords could be forced to sign government contracts through local housing authorities, use their mandated leases, and accept Section 8 certificates. The California Apartment Association’s Board of Directors heard about this anticipated bill and several other likely proposals on Feb. 12, during its first meeting of 2015. State lawmakers are also expected to attack the Ellis Act again this year. The Ellis Act is a state law that prohibits cities and counties from forcing landlords to stay in the rental housing business. In 2014, CAA successfully defeated a bill that would have forced San Francisco… Read More

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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

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