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Information on landlord/tenant cost sharing for seismic retrofitting

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 TAKE THE SEISMIC SURVEY

 
     

Protecting Renters and Rent Stabilized Housing in the City of West Hollywood

Save the Date October 15, 2018 | Monday, 7:00PM City Council Chambers - The City Council may consider cost sharing for earthquake retrofitting.

Cost Sharing Fact Sheet

Presentation on Cost Sharing

Landlord Tenant Cost Sharing Front

Stay informed and be a part of the conversation on determining any allowable amount of pass-through of seismic retrofitting costs to tenants in rent stabilized apartments. 

More information on Seismic Retrofitting www.weho.org/seismic

Join Us in a Community Conversation on Landlord/Tenant Cost Sharing for Seismic Retrofitting

         
 

Wednesday, May 9 | 7pm

West Hollywood Library

Community Meeting Room

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

 

Monday, May 14 | 7pm

Plummer Park

Fiesta Hall

7377 Santa Monica Boulevard

 
         

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Caring for our residents and protecting rent stabilized housing are top priorities for the City of West Hollywood. We are densely populated with many older apartment buildings that are not retrofitted to withstand large earthquakes. This is why the City has developed the mandatory seismic retrofit program. Retrofitting existing rent stabilized buildings will protect the safety of our residents and help minimize damage to our housing stock and our neighborhoods.

Right now, landlords are able to file for a rent increase if building operation costs, including costs for seismic retrofitting, exceed rent collected. The City is seeking input on an alternative to possible rent increases. Please join us for a conversation on determining if there is an allowable amount of seismic retrofitting costs to be passed through to tenants.

The Rent Stabilization Commission will consider all public comments received while it explores options and develops its recommendation for the City Council.

The City Council could receive the Rent Stabilization Commission’s recommendation on maintaining the current rent adjustment application process, or alternatively adopting a capped direct cost pass-through in August of this year.

STAY INVOLVED IN THE LANDLORD/TENANT COSTS SHARING FOR SEISMIC RETROFITTING

   
Rent Stabilization Commission Meeting

Thursday, June 14 | 7pm

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

Community Meeting

Saturday, June 16 | 11am

West Hollywood Park Auditorium

647 San Vicente Boulevard

 

Rent Stabilization Commission Meeting

Thursday, July 12 | 7pm

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

   

June 14 | The Rent Stabilization Commission will discuss cost-sharing for seismic retrofitting. Caring for residents and protecting housing are top priorities. Many older apartment buildings are not retrofitted to withstand earthquakes, which is why the City developed a seismic retrofit program, to protect residents and lessen damage to our housing.

June 16 | Learn about the Rent Stabilization Commission's possible cost-sharing approach. Currently, landlords may file a rent increase if costs, including retrofitting costs, exceed rent. The rent increase would be permanent. An alternative is a pass-through, capped at a maximum amount each month and limited to a number of years.

July 12 | The Rent Stabilization Commission will consider recommending a cost-sharing option for the City Council to consider.

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Events & Review Timeline

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April 12, 2018

Thursday, 7pm

The Rent Stabilization Commission reviewed the event calendar and public engagement plan.

Rent Stabilization Commission Meeting

Thursday, 7pm 

City Council Chambers

 

April 26, 2018

Thursday, 7pm

The Rent Stabilization Commission reviewed the final event calendar and formed an Ad Hoc Subcommittee to assist with community outreach.

Rent Stabilization Commission Meeting

Thursday, 7pm 

City Council Chambers

Early May

An online survey on landlord/tenant cost sharing will be available

www.weho.org/seismic, more information and the online survey coming soon. 

Early May Informational Mailer

All RSO tenants and landlords, organizations are invited to join us for two community conversations on landlord/tenant cost sharing for seismic retrofitting, May 9 and May 14.

May 9, 2018

Wednesday, 7pm

Community Meeting

Presentation

Wednesday, May 9 | 7pm

West Hollywood Library

Community Meeting Room

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

May 14, 2018

Monday, 7pm

Community Meeting

Presentation

Monday, May 14 | 7pm

Plummer Park

Fiesta Hall

7377 Santa Monica Boulevard

June 14, 2018

Thursday, 7pm

The Rent Stabilization Commission will consider all public comments and explore options for cost sharing

Staff Report and Attachments

Public Comment

Presentation

Rent Stabilization Commission Meeting

Thursday, 7pm 

City Council Chambers

Early June

Informational Mailer

All RSO tenants and landlords, organizations receive current information on the Rent Stabilization Commission's review of landlord/tenant cost sharing options

June 16

Saturday, 11am         

Community Meeting to share the Rent Stabilization Commission's proposed approach to landlord/tenant cost sharing for seismic retrofitting.

Presentation

West Hollywood Park Auditorium

647 N. San Vicente

End of June/

Early July           

Rent Stabilization Newsletter

Cost Sharing Insert

Tenant Newsletter

Landlord Newsletter

All RSO tenants and landlords, organizations receive current information on the Rent Stabilization Commission's review of landlord/tenant cost sharing options

July 12, 2018

Thursday, 7pm

The Rent Stabilization Commission will consider a recommendation on landlord/tenant costs sharing

Staff Report

Presentation

Rent Stabilization Commission Meeting

Thursday, 7pm 

City Council Chambers

October 15, 2018

Tuesday, 6:30pm

The City Council will consider the Rent Stabilization Commission's recommendation on landlord/tenant cost sharing

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, 6:30pm 

City Council Chambers

 

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Mandatory seismic retrofitting is coming to West Hollywood. For more information, visit www.weho.org/seismic

Seismic Community Outreach Meetings

Seismic Retrofit

 

Updated May 23, 2018