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File #: 19-1112    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2019 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 1
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: Adopt an urgency ordinance implementing tenant eviction protections and limiting large rental rate increases effective immediately to avoid circumvention of Assembly Bill 1482 (AB 1482).
Sponsors: Dave Pine
Attachments: 1. 20191119_o_Urgency Ordinance, 2. 20191119_att_ Adopting Urgency Ordinance Tenant Protections.pdf
Vote Required: 4/5

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Dave Pine
Subject: Urgency Ordinance Implementing Tenant Eviction Protections and Limiting Large Rental Rate Increases Effective Immediately to Avoid Circumvention of AB 1482

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt an urgency ordinance implementing tenant eviction protections and limiting large rental rate increases effective immediately to avoid circumvention of Assembly Bill 1482 (AB 1482).

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BACKGROUND:
On September 11, 2019, California State Assembly Bill 1482 (AB 1482), the "Tenant Protection Act of 2019", passed the Legislature. On October 8, 2019, Governor signed the bill into law. AB 1482, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020, implements two tenant protections on applicable residential rental units: (1) just cause eviction protections, which include providing relocation assistance when a landlord terminates a lease through no fault of the tenant, and (2) a cap on rent increases.

The proposed urgency ordinance, which would go into effect immediately, would provide both of these tenant protections until January 1, 2020, the effective date of AB 1482. By adopting the proposed ordinance, the County would be joining other cities in San Mateo County that have recently taken action to implement all or portions of AB1482 immediately, including the City of Daly City, the City of San Carlos, the City of San Mateo, the City of Redwood City and the City of Menlo Park.

Just Cause Eviction Protections
The just cause eviction protections under AB 1482 would require a landlord to have a valid reason for terminating a tenancy. Some examples of just cause eviction protections include non-payment of rent, violation of a lease term, and nuisance. The just cause eviction protections under AB 1482 only apply to tenants who have resided in a unit for 12 months or more.

AB 1482 also addresses limited "no-fault" just cause evictions" such as owner occupancy, occupancy of the unit by certa...

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