Adoption of Tenant Protection Ordinance Package

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 is set to expire September 30, 2022.  This set of protections for tenants specific to the City of Petaluma includes legislation related to Just Cause, the Ellis Act, and updates to the City’s Mobile Home rental protection.  The tenant protection ordinance package is expected to be presented to the City Council for consideration on August 1, 2022.  

The first four milestones are all anticipated to be completed by 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
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