Vallejo City Council votes down emergency ‘just cause’ ordinance


An urgency “just cause” ordinance that would have placed immediate restrictions on tenancy terminations has failed to get the required supermajority vote of the Vallejo City Council.

On Tuesday, only four of the seven council members voted for the measure, and five votes are needed to pass any urgency ordinance that takes effect immediately.

Instead, the City Council voted to leave in place an existing local proclamation of emergency that caps any rent increases in Vallejo at 10%, but only through Dec. 31, 2019. That’s because beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the rent cap and “just cause” tenancy termination restrictions under the new statewide law, AB 1482, go into effect.

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