Ordinance Number 21

-

15 N.S. establishing a rent control board and just cause

requirements for evictions HAS

BEEN REPEALED

.

A referendum petition protesting the adoption of Ordinance Number 21

-

15 establishing a

rent control board and just cause requirements for evictions was determined to have a

sufficient number of valid signatures for the ordinance to be sus

pended. On November

3, 2015, by a unanimous vote (7

-

0), the City Council repealed the rent control ordinance,

in accordance with Elections Code Sections 9237 and 9241. Consequently, the rent

control and just cause for eviction ordinance has no force or

effect and the City Council

may not adopt the same ordinance for one year per Elections Code Section 9241.

City of Richmond Rent Control and Just Cause for Eviction

Fact Sheet

As of: November 5, 2015

Who

:

The Richmond City Council

When

:

July 31, 2015 (first reading) and August 5, 2015 (second reading)

What

:

A Rent Control and Just Cause for Eviction ordinance was introduced (with modifications from the

initial first reading on July 21, 2015) (first reading) on July 31, 2015. This ordinance was adopted at a

special meeting of the City Council on August 5, 201

5.

Background information regarding Rent Control and Just Cause for Eviction is available at

www.ci.richmond.ca.us/housingupdate

Key Ordinance Components

Effective Dates

Th

e effective date of the Rent Control and Just Cause for Eviction ordinance was originally

September 4, 2015

;

however,

proponents of a referendum on the ordinance timely submitted

to the City Clerk enough signatures to suspend the effective date of the ordi

nance

(see

Elections Code 9237)

. The petitions were

delivered to the County Elections Office for verification

of the signatures

on September 3, 2015

.

The referendum petition protesting the adoption of

Ordinance No. 21

-

15 N.S.

--

amending Article XI of the

Richmond Municipal Code to establish a

rent control board and just cause requirement for evictions

--

has been determined to have a

sufficient number of valid signatures to be submitted to the voters at the next regular municipal

election