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Renter Rights Groups Cry Foul Over Last-Minute Proposed Changes to Tenant Relocation Law (CA)
Monday, July 22, 2019
- Long Beach Post News
Renter Rights Groups Cry Foul Over Last-Minute Proposed Changes to Tenant Relocation Law
"Tenants rights groups on Monday said they’re outraged over the Long Beach City Council’s last-minute plan to consider several significant changes to a tenant relocation law set to go into effect next month.
Under Long Beach’s tenant relocation assistance ordinance, landlords will have to pay relocation fees if their tenants are displaced by large rent hikes or certain types of notices to vacate. The law will go into effect on Aug. 1, but on Tuesday, the City Council in its regular meeting will consider several proposed amendments, including some that expand protections for landlords.
The changes, proposed by Councilman Al Austin and supported by councilmembers Daryl Supernaw, Stacy Mungo and Rex Richardson, were added late Friday to the City Council’s Tuesday agenda.
Advocates for renters said they should have been given more notice..."