File No. 210603- Effect of COVID-19 on Commercial Leases (Preston)
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish a rebuttable presumption that a commercial tenant who was legally required to shut down due to COVID-19 may be excused from having to pay rent that came due during the shutdown.
Status: To Be Voted On 7/27/21
File No. 210474- Hearing- Residential Building Decarbonization (Mar)
Hearing on the findings and recommendations of the Budget and Legislative Analyst’s 2021 report, “Decarbonizing Buildings by Eliminating Natural Gas Usage;” and requesting the Budget and Legislative Analyst, Department of Environment, Public Utilities Commission, Department of Building Inspection, Office of Resilience and Capital Planning, and Office of Economic and Workforce Development to report.
Status: Approved by Land Use Committee on 7/26/21
File No. 210761- COVID-19 Rent Resolution and Relief Fund (Preston)
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to modify the rules for the COVID-19 Rent Resolution Fund to 1) permit a landlord to obtain grant funds from the Fund to cover the rent for any month where the tenant could not pay due to COVID-19; 2) delete the monthly limits on the grant amounts a landlord may obtain from the Fund; 3) delete the rule that a landlord may not receive grant funds without releasing the tenant from the obligation to pay any remaining rent due; 4) provide that grant funds may be awarded only if the tenant’s gross household income does not exceed 80% of area median income; 5) require the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to prioritize grants made on behalf of tenants facing eviction, while removing the priority for small landlords; and 6) permit grants directly to tenants, in addition to landlords.
File No. 210699- Accessory Dwelling Units
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to clarify the requirements for applications to construct Accessory Dwelling Units under the City’s local Accessory Dwelling Unit approval process; amending the Administrative Code to clarify that landlords may not remove tenant housing services without just cause and that issuance of a building permit does not constitute just cause; making findings as required by the Tenant Protection Act of 2019.
Status: Under 30-Day Rule (Land Use Committee)
File No. 210808- Requirements for Laundromats and Onsite Laundry Services (Peskin)
Ordinance amending the Planning Code to add Laundromat as a defined term, to require conditional use authorization for uses replacing Laundromats, and to prohibit Accessory Dwelling Units that reduce on-site laundry services unless replaced.
File No. 210809- COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief Fund (Safai)
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the COVID-19 Commercial Rent Relief Fund to provide financial support to landlords of certain Commercial Tenants where the tenant was unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and setting a sunset date of 24 months from the effective date of the legislation.
Status: Under 30-Day Rule (Budget and Finance Committee)
File No. 210601- COVID-19 Tenant Protections (Preston)
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to prohibit landlords from evicting residential tenants for non-payment of rent that came due between July 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, that was not paid due to the COVID-19 pandemic, provided the tenant has paid at least 25 percent of the rent owed; to prohibit landlords from imposing late fees, penalties, or similar charges on such tenants; and making findings as required by the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019.
Status: Unfinished Business- Final Passage