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September 22, 2016

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Ian

Here's a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuGi_FsGFvQ&feature=youtu.be

Mike

The language in the Measure R document is quite clear and quite dangerous under section 20.04.100 RENTAL HOUSING COMMISSION
(6) Establish a budget for the reasonable and necessary implementation of the provisions of this Chapter, including without limitation the hiring of necessary staff, and charge fees as set forth herein in an amount sufficient to support that budget.
(j) Financing. The Commission shall finance its reasonable and necessary expenses by charging Landlords an annual Rental Housing Fee as set forth herein, in amounts deemed reasonable by the Commission in accordance with applicable law. The Commission is also empowered to request and receive funding when and if necessary from any available source for its reasonable and necessary expenses.
(k) Integrity and Autonomy of Commission. The Commission shall be an integral part of the government of the City, but shall exercise its powers and duties under this Chapter independent from the City Council, City Manager, and City Attorney, except by request of the Commission.

Charlene

Don't forget Cornell keeps telling people that there isn't going to be a list of rented units. She can't answer how they will collect the fees if they don't keep track of the landlords. It makes no sense.

Mike

Oh, you mean this clause of the Rental Housing Commission. Cornell Lies!
(1) Rental Housing Fee. All Landlords shall pay a Rental Housing Fee on an annual basis. The first Commission convened after the effective date of this Chapter shall determine the amount of the Rental Housing Fee. The amount of the Rental Housing Fee may differ between Rental Units subject to the entirety of this Chapter and those that are Partially Exempt. The Commission may adjust the amount of the Rental Housing Fee at its discretion to ensure full funding of its reasonable and necessary expenses, in accordance with all applicable law.

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