Thanks to the efforts of the California Apartment Association, a proposal to implement a permanent “just cause” for eviction ordinance, and impose it at the beginning of tenancies, failed to move forward Tuesday.

The proposal would have gone further than AB 1482, the upcoming state law that applies its just-cause provisions only after tenants have been in place for a fixed amount of time.

After hearing from CAA members, the council opted to adopt a temporary just-cause stopgap measure until AB 1482 takes effect Jan. 1. Unlike the permanent proposal, the stopgap measure will expire at the end of this year and mirrors the just-cause elements of AB 1482.

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