12/21/2017 - New documents and forms pertaining to the updated Apartment Rent Ordinance have been added to the Ordinances, Forms & Fact Sheets webpage. The recent additions include the required ARO notification posting, our January 2018 program newsletter, a postcard for landlords and tenants summarizing the ARO and Tenant Protection Ordinance, and new petition forms.
On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, the City Council took action on the following agenda items summarized below:
Amendment to the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO):
Revised Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations:
Staffing Plan and Associated Fee Increase:
The second reading of the Tenant Protection Ordinance and Apartment Rent Ordinance took place Tuesday, November 28, 2017, and Council approved the changes above so the ordinances will go into effect on December 28, 2017. In the weeks following, staff will begin implementing a plan to reach out to constituents with informational materials and opportunities for additional assistance and education.
Please refer to the following documents approved through these meetings:
A landlord can petition to pass through costs to tenants for the following reasons:
•Threaten to sue, evict or terminate the tenancy of the tenant(s).
•Harass you until you leave.
•Reduce your services.
•Increase your rent.
•Impose a security deposit or any other new charge.