COMMITTEE MEETING
Renters & Housing

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:00 PM
Fire Station 82 Annex
1800 N. BRONSON AVENUE, L.A., CA 90028
Second Floor Conference Room

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Welcome

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Public Comment on items not on the Agenda (2 minutes each)
  4. Introduction and welcome of Ryan Snyder who is interested in being the Renter’s Representative (Area A)
  5. Discussion and possible recommendation to set a date and time for HCID Renter Protection Presentation and approve up to $500 to cover expenses such as food
  6. Discussion and possible recommendation to file a CIS in support of Council File 20-0197 Social Housing / International Models / Construction / Government-Owned Properties / Funding Sources: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0197_mot_02-12-2020.pdf
    Summary: The Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst will prepare a report on the types and models of social housing used internationally and how it can be implemented in Los Angeles.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation to file a CIS in support of Council File 20-0200 Rent Stabilization Ordinance / Consumer Price Index / Rent Increases / Rent Freeze / Amendment: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2020/20-0200_mot_02-12-2020.pdf
    Summary: Request for a draft ordinance that would amend the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance to limit the allowable rent increases to 60% of the Consumer Price, eliminate the 3% floor for allowable rent increases and report back with recommendations to implement a rent freeze for tenants whose rents have climbed faster than inflation in previous years.
  8. Committee Member announcements on items not on the Agenda
  9. Old/Ongoing Business
  10. New/Future Business

Adjournment

A simple majority vote by the Board members present, not including abstentions, at a meeting at which there is a quorum, shall be required to take official action, unless specified otherwise in the Bylaws  (http://hollywoodunitednc.org/wp/bylaws-standing-rules-and-financial-procedures/). Reconsideration: The Board may reconsider and amend its action on items listed on the agenda if that reconsideration takes place before the end of the meeting at which it was considered or at the next regular meeting. The Board, on either of these two days, shall: (1) Make a Motion for Reconsideration and, if approved, (2) hear the matter and take an action.  If the motion to reconsider an action is to be scheduled at the next meeting following the original action, then two items shall be placed on the agenda for that meeting: (1) A Motion for Reconsideration on the described matter and (2) a [Proposed] action should the motion to reconsider be approved.  A Motion for Reconsideration can only be made by a Board member who has previously voted on the prevailing side of the original action taken. If a Motion for Reconsideration is not made on the date the action was taken, then a Board member on the prevailing side of the action must submit a memorandum to the Recording Secretary identifying the matter to be reconsidered and a brief description of the reason(s) for requesting reconsideration at the next regular meeting. The aforesaid shall all be in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.