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Proposed Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance

From: domainremoved <Steve>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:06:03 -0800

Dear Mayor Mueller and Members of the City Council,

I urge you to reject the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance proposed by
the City’s Housing Commission. I have been a housing provider in Menlo Park
for many years and see this legislation as merely rent control and just
cause eviction in disguise.

Though perhaps well-intended, it, like all rent control regulation, will
have the unintended consequence of discouraging new development. Such
development is the only real solution to the area’s housing shortage.

Rather than trying to make Menlo Park’s rental housing affordable by
decree, the City should adopt regulations that reduce development
costs. Only by embracing measures that trim development costs will Menlo
Park stimulate the needed production of new affordable housing that our
growing vibrant community needs.

Thank you for your collaborative approach to addressing the region’s
housing challenges.

Sincerely,

R. Stephen Bloch
LCDR, USN (Ret.)
Received on Sun Feb 10 2019 - 15:02:29 PST

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