On Tuesday, June 20th, the City of Milpitas will consider a Just Cause Eviction emergency ordinance. If the request is approved by the city council, the item will take effect immediately. The Just Cause Eviction emergency ordinance would apply to ALL rental housing regardless of size, type or year built, including single family homes. The draft ordinance is available here.
SCCAOR opposes Just Cause Eviction. It is not a justified response to the region’s affordable housing shortage. A Just Cause Eviction ordinance does not create or promote new housing and severely limits the property owners’ ability to keep renters safe. To evict someone, you would have to make sure it falls within one of the designated reasons the City has identified. If your reason for eviction is not on that list, you simply cannot evict them. Examples include:
•In cases of criminal conduct, another one of your tenants must testify in court against that bad tenant.
•In cases of lease expiration, you must give a reason not to renew a lease.
If your eviction is legal, then you may evict the tenant as long as you provide relocation funds equal to 5 times the fair market rent. That is $9,750 for a one-bedroom and $12,210 for a two-bedroom.
Attend the City Council Meeting to Oppose Just Cause Eviction Emergency Ordinance
When: Tuesday June 20th at 7pm
Where: Milpitas City Hall: 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas CA
Call or Click the email links below to send a message to the Mayor and Council
Mayor Rich Tran - firstname.lastname@example.org - 408-586-3029
Vice Mayor Marsha Grilli - email@example.com - 408-586-3031
Council Member Bob Nunez - firstname.lastname@example.org - 408-586-3024
Council Member Gary Barbadillo - email@example.com - 408-586-3023
Council Member Anthony Phan - firstname.lastname@example.org - 408-586-3032