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Concord Rent Stabilization and Just Cause for Eviction Now in Effect

City of Concord

by CC News
Rent Control and rent stabilization

The City of Concord’s Rent Stabilization and Just Cause for Eviction ordinance, which was adopted by the City Council on March 5, 2024, will go into effect on April 19, following a brief pause as some residents tried to gather enough signatures to place a referendum on the November ballot.

On April 18, the proponent notified the City that they are withdrawing the referendum request because they failed to gather the required number of valid signatures (7,204) by the April 18 deadline. As a result, the ordinance will go into effect on April 19.

In January 2023, the City Council expressed its desire to enact tenant protections and reiterated that goal in Concord’s Housing Element. Since then, the Council has held eight public meetings on this topic and has heard from dozens of property owners and tenants.

The ordinance amends Concord Municipal Code Chapter 19.40 Residential Tenant Protection Program and increases the “just cause” for eviction protections, expands the City’s rent registry, and establishes a rent stabilization program.

A summary of the ordinance and a link to the complete ordinance can be found here.

Editors Note:

Back in March, The City of Concord announced its rent stabilization and just cause for eviction ordinance is being placed on hold due to a potential referendum on the November ballot. 7,204 valid signatures will be required to qualify. The ordinance was scheduled to go into effect on April 4, 2024. On March 8, the City Clerk received a proposed referendum petition, indicating plans to gather signatures to place a referendum on the November ballot. The proponent notified the City that they are withdrawing the referendum request because they failed to gather the required number of valid signatures


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