Anaheim Councilman Jose Moreno of District 3 had a proposed six-month rent control ordinance on the meeting agenda for Anaheim City Council’s Tuesday June 18th meeting.
Councilman Trevor O’Neill explained in a Facebook post the timing and reason for the vote:
“This proposed ordinance was brought about in response to one specific 19 unit apartment complex, near Disneyland, that recently gave notices of rent increases to tenants for as much as 30%-50%. Yes that is dramatic and sudden, but it follows nearly 3 decades of below market rents, and the new rents are still below comps for the area. The complex is owned by a partnership consisting of 4 elderly immigrant couples, who historically only raised rents $20-$30 per year, and even took out personal loans for previous capital improvements. The property manager finally convinced them that continuing to operate their business as they historically had was nonviable.”
The proposed ordinance failed 5-2 with Mayor Harry Sidhu, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring and Councilmembers Trevor O’Neill, Jordan Brandman voting no. Councilmembers Denise Barnes and Jose Moreno voted yes.
Check out the meeting recap at AnaheimBlog.net for deeper analysis:
The Anaheim City Council last night voted 5-2 to reject a 6-month rent control ordinance proposed by District 3 Councliman Jose F. Moreno. The ordinance would have limited rent increases to 5% plus the Consumer Price Index. Mayor Harry Sidhu, Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring and Councilmembers Trevor O’Neill, Jordan Brandman and Steve Faessel opposed …