San Leandro to Amend Rent Review Ordinance

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The City of San Leandro announced that it is moving forward with amendments and updates to its Rent Review Ordinance.

 

In order to help inform that process, the city will host a community meeting to receive public comments, particularly from interested tenants and landlords.

 

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Senior Community Center, located at 13909 East 14th St..

 

“The Bay Area housing market has gone through some dramatic changes in recent years,” said Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter.

 

“Nevertheless, San Leandro continues to offer some of the lowest rental rates for quality housing in Alameda County,” she said.

 

The rent review program will provide a forum for tenants and landlords to work together to reach mutually agreeable solutions when conflicts arise.

 

The San Leandro City Council first approved a rent review ordinance in 2001, which established a Rent Review Board that is charged with reviewing rent increases and making non-binding recommendations for resolution of rent disputes between tenants and landlords.

 

The ordinance has remained generally unchanged since that time. In Spring 2015, the City Council directed staff to begin a public process to update the ordinance.

 

Some of the changes that are currently proposed include modifications to the eligibility threshold and various other modifications designed to more effectively and efficiently administer the program.

 

To view all of the proposed changes, visit www.sanleandro.org/depts/cd/housing/rentreview/default.asp

 

San Leandro community members, tenants, and landlords are invited to attend the meeting.

 

For those who may need translation services or special accommodations due to physical disabilities, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (510) 577-3351, TDD (510) 577-3343 at least five working days prior to the meeting.

 

For more information, contact Steve Hernandez, Housing Specialist II, at (510) 577-6005 or [email protected]

 

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