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Staff Recommendations

After completing eleven Advisory Committee meetings, considering Committee and public input, reviewing the apartment rent stabilization policies of other California cities, and analyzing the Preliminary Consultant report, the Housing Department has developed preliminary recommendations for amendments to the Apartment Rent Ordinance as directed by the City Council.

Consultant Reports

At the direction of the City Council, the Housing Department contracted with Economic Roundtable to produce an analysis of the Apartment Rent Ordinance through a preliminary and final report. These reports will inform staff's recommendations to the City Council and includes the following key items:
  • Financial outcomes of ARO rental properties
  • Analysis of debt-service pass-through
  • Characteristics of ARO Apartments
  • Comparison of ARO and non-ARO rents
  • Demographic characteristics of ARO tenants

View the final report here