Grassroots Hayward Activists Achieve Substantial Gains with New Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance

On Tuesday, all 9,500 units were effectively re-regulated. The new ordinance also includes Tenant Protection provisions, a provision to prevent discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders, and maintains the previously adopted Just Cause for Eviction protections. Despite landlord comments to exempt landlords with one to four units, the Hayward City Council chose to apply provisions to all units legally possible.

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Alicia LawrenceComment
Statement on Vacancy Decontrol

At the February 19, 2019, Hayward City Council meeting; Councilmembers Salinas and Wahab both supported the removal of the Vacancy Decontrol provisions. We hope your positions have not since changed, and that you will support bringing the removal of those provisions to the full council.

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Statement on Revisions to Referral Policy

There should be no obscuring of what Council directs staff to work on via the City Manager or the work staff (at council’s direction) is pursuing. In fact, the entire point of public council meetings and is to ensure the public is privy to the decisions being made by their government officials.

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Alicia LawrenceComment
Response to City of Hayward's Emergency Just Cause for Evictions Ordinance

Again; we urge you all to vote “yes” on the staff recommendation regarding Just Cause eviction protections. The Hayward Collective has specifically been asking for this for over a year now. You all have in your hands the ability to extend stability and greater equality to the tens of thousands of tenants in our community. So please, vote “yes.”

But don't leave out the people suffering from de facto evictions via unsustainable rent increases.

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Alicia LawrenceComment
Statement on CASA Compact

The CASA Compact simply does not go far enough to stabilize our most vulnerable communities. The bare minimums offered in the compact are essentially business as usual for landlords and property managers who have not demonstrated any concern for the high-volume of displacement happening across the Bay Area.

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Alicia LawrenceComment