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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Deferral of Ellis Act Ordinance Discussion by City Council - September 2019

Please note that the policy discussion regarding the Ellis Act Ordinance scheduled for the San José City Council meeting on May 7, 2019, has been deferred to September 2019. The deferral will allow the City Council and the public to consider additional related policy items, and have a more comprehensive discussion. 

The Ellis Act Ordinance discussion is now scheduled for: 

September 2019
Date and Time to be Determined
City Council Chambers - San José City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St, San José, CA 95113

The Ellis Act Ordinance applies to situations in which a landlord or developer plans to demolish rent-controlled apartments and build a new housing development. On February 5, 2019, City Council asked staff to research the effects of "recontrol," which occurs when newly built apartments are subject to rent control because the new apartments replaced previously rent-controlled apartments. The memorandums can be reviewed here.

If you have questions, please contact the Rent Stabilization Program at 408-975-4462 or 

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