Draft Apartment Rent Ordinance and Regulations Released for Public Review
The Housing Department has released the draft Apartment Rent Ordinance (ARO) and Regulations are available for public review and comment on August 14, 2017. The 30-day comment period will run from August 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017 (NOTE: The comment period has been EXTENDED until September 22, 2017, at 5 p.m.).
The City Council has directed that changes be made to the Apartment Rent Ordinance. Staff anticipates that revisions to the Ordinance will be completed by the end of 2017.
Beginning June 17, 2016, an Interim Ordinance will be in effect until revisions to the Apartment Rent Ordinance are completed. The Interim Ordinance reduces the annual allowable rent increase from 8% to 5% and outlines the process for filing cost pass-through petitions.
•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.