Wednesday, January 27, 2016

City rental housing market "Best Practices Advisory" to be formed

City Council meeting, Monday 1/25/16.
Item 9, direction on rent stabilization. 
San Mateo County Association of Realtors (SAMCAR), Gina Zari, Government Affairs Director, 1/26/16.

"On "Monday, January 25, before a packed chamber, on a 3-2 vote, the City Council voted to oppose Rent Control in Pacifica.

After 4 hours of public comment and well after midnight, the Council wrapped-up a long debate over Rent Control with a motion from Councilman John Keener and a Second from Mayor Sue Digre to support rent control; voting against rent control  were Mayor Pro Tem Mike O'Neill and Councilmembers Karen Ervin and Mary Ann Nihart.

A second vote was taken supporting the creation of an advisory committee to help draft a 'Best Practices Advisory' that would provide guidelines for the rental housing market.  The idea of an advisory came from a model used in Healdsburg, California. Councilman John Keener was the only member to oppose the Advisory."

Note photograph of our 1/25/16 packed house City Council meeting by Gina Zari from the SAMCAR article above. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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