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File #: 17-458    Version: 1 Name: SR Tenant Relocation Assistance III
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 9/5/2017 Final action: 9/5/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for an Ordinance Adding a Tenant Relocation Assistance Program to the City of San Leandro Municipal Code to Require the Payment of Tenant Relocation Assistance for Landlord-Caused Terminations of Tenancy and to Require Additional Notice Prior to Termination of Tenancy
Sponsors: Cynthia Battenberg
Attachments: 1. Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance_redline, 2. PPoint Proposed Tenant Reloc Assistance Prgrm - 090517 CC Mtg
Related files: 17-388, 17-336, 17-335, 17-387, 17-459
Title
Staff Report for an Ordinance Adding a Tenant Relocation Assistance Program to the City of San Leandro Municipal Code to Require the Payment of Tenant Relocation Assistance for Landlord-Caused Terminations of Tenancy and to Require Additional Notice Prior to Termination of Tenancy

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

On July 3, 2017, the City Council voted 5-2 to return the proposed Ordinance to establish a Tenant Relocation Assistance Program to the City Council Rules Committee for further public discussion and refinement. The City Council requested continued discussion by the Rules Committee regarding any impacts on the Ordinance by Coyne vs City and County of San Francisco; should landlord be provided additional time to make the final tenant relocation assistance payment; should the Ordinance apply to multiple residential complexes of 4 units or less under single ownership; and, program funding.

On July 24, 2017, the City Council Rules Committee convened to discuss the issues listed above as well as other related matters and receive public comment. The Rules Committee recommended that staff make the following two changes in the proposed Ordinance for City Council review and public input at the September 5, 2017 City Council meeting:

1) Decrease the relocation assistance cap from $10,000 to $7,000.
2) Change the definition of residential property to mean any parcel with two or more tenant-occupied units.

Staff recommends that the City Council adopt the attached Ordinance adding Chapter 4-37 "Tenant Relocation Assistance" to the San Leandro Municipal Code, that includes the City Council Rules Committee's recommendations from its July 24th meeting.

BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS

Below are notable features of the proposed Ordinance based on the City Council Rules Committee's comments, and public input. Changes to the Ordinance per the July 24 Rules Committee meeting are italicized below.

I. Eligibility
A. Tenants are entitled to relocation assist...

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