The need for eviction protection was underscored by the widespread employment disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The eviction moratorium enacted by the County of Sonoma during the pandemic expired on September 30, 2022. At that time, Petaluma's City Council directed staff to create an interim Tenancy Protections Ordinance to protect local renters from evictions at a time when there was great uncertainty about how COVID-related unemployment and economic disruptions would affect our community. This interim Tenancy Protections Ordinance in Petaluma includes legislation related to Just Cause, the Ellis Act, and updates to the City’s Mobile Home rental protection. You can learn more about Petaluma's current interim Residential Tenancy Protections Ordinance here.
The entire Tenancy Protections Ordinance package includes three additional elements related to Mobile Home rent control. All four milestones are anticipated to be completed in Quarter 1 of FY 2023.
- Ellis Act / Just Cause: Review Legal Aid Exemplar, Sonoma County Just Cause Ordinance, State Law Rent Control Statute, State Law Authority and Preemption
- Mobile Home Rent Control: Review Arbitrator’s Opinion and Council Suggestions/Communications
- Mobile Home Rent Control: Research Recent Mobile Home Rent Control Challenges
- Mobile Home Rent Control: Confer with Tenants’ Counsel
*Please note the City of Petaluma's fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
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|Progress Status||Q1 July-Sept 2022||Q2 Oct-Dec 2022||Q3 Jan-Mar 2023||Q4 Apr-Jun 2023||Q1 Jul-Sept 2023||Q2 Oct-Dec 2023||Q3 Jan-Mar 2024||Q4 Apr-Jun 2024||FY25 & Beyond|
|Ellis Act / Just Cause: Review legal aid exemplar, So Co just cause ordinance, state law rent control statute, state law authority and preemption||FY23 Q1||Complete|
|Mobile Home Rent Control: Review arbitrator's opinion and Council suggestions/communications||FY23 Q1||Complete|
|Mobile Home Rent Control: Research recent mobile home rent control challenges||FY23 Q1||Complete|
|Mobile Home Rent Control: Confer with tenants' counsel||FY23 Q1||Complete|
|Ellis Act / Just Cause: Draft ordinance with options for Council adoption||FY23 Q2||Complete|
|Mobile Home Rent Control: Draft local ordinance amendments and Council adoption||FY23 Q2||Complete|