Chula Vista City Council to consider highly controversial Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance
CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – The Chula Vista City Council are to consider a highly controversial new Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance on May 17.
Ordinance: Consideration of Establishing Residential Landlord and Tenant Provisions is summarized as,
With the expiration of California’s COVID-19 related eviction moratorium in September 2021, several tenants’ rights groups began advocating for stronger tenant protections by local governments across the state. In response to reports of tenant harassment and some evictions within Chula Vista, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (“ACCE”) approached the City of Chula Vista requesting consideration of a local ordinance that would be more restrictive than existing State tenant protections, resulting in a City Council referral on September 14, 2021. The Housing Advisory Commission previously reviewed related item on December 8, 2021 and January 31, 2022. Tonight’s action presents a draft ordinance that is responsive to the City Council referral and provides an opportunity for final input prior to City Council action
The ordinance is strongly opposed by the Southern California Rental Housing Association, the California Apartment Association, the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors and other groups because it would create severe penalties for housing providers who don’t follow the complex rules.
Local activists, housing providers, and homeowners are speaking out about why they do not want this extreme initiative being proposed at the City Council meeting coming up because it has the potential to affect every homeowner in Chula Vista City who might want to rent out their home.
KUSI’s Ed Lenderman’s live interview with several locals to discuss the ordinance can be seen below.