After more than a year of discussion, the city of Santa Barbara has drafted proposed ordinances that could require rental housing providers to offer leases to prospective tenants, and in some cases, relocation assistance to displaced renters.

First drafts of the ordinances were presented this week to the Santa Barbara City Council’s ordinance committee.

The proposals came from a city-led task force on local rental policies. Representatives from the California Apartment Association participated in the task force over a course of six months.

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