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Menlo Park Rental Relocation Issue

From: domainremoved <ForestLight>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:20:54 +0000 (UTC)

 

  Dear Mayor Ohtaki and Members of the City Council,
I  am a very small scale rental owner in Menlo Park. And I strongly urge you to reject the proposal of the Housing Commission to require relocation payments unless rent increases are capped.

The Housing Commission’s proposal is rent control and just cause eviction in disguise.

The Housing Commission has expanded the scope of a relocation program beyond the City Council’s original intent – which was to pursue a relocation assistance program triggered when units are permanently removed from the market or vacated due to redevelopment.

Please do not create more legal hurdles and financial burdens on property owners. These proposals will eliminate my ability to continue to provide safe, stable, reliable and reasonably-priced rental housing for Menlo Park residents.

Instead, please continue working with housing providers to explore a true relocation assistance program that addresses situations when residents are displaced due to redevelopment.
Thank you for your collaborative approach to addressing the region’s housing challenges.Sincerely, 
Michael Maurier
Received on Mon Sep 24 2018 - 16:20:43 PDT

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