Alameda readies for second, more landlord-friendly, proposed ballot measure

Alameda’s infamous “spite house.”

ALAMEDA | A second rent-related ballot measure in Alameda might be coming to the November ballot. Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog filed a proposed charter amendment that would roll back recently approved relocation fees paid by landlords to tenants after evictions of any kind.

The intent to circulate a petition was filed by Daysog Mar. 31, just weeks after an Alameda renters group was approved to begin gathering signatures for a rent control ballot measure that would limit rent increases to a fraction of the annual consumer price index.

The Alameda City Council, including an affirmative vote from Daysog, formally approved a city ordinance in early March that limits annual rent increases to five percent without triggering a hearing with the city’s Rent Review Advisory Committee. Daysog, though, despite voting for the ordinance, had voiced strong opposition to assessing relocation fees on what he termed Alameda’s “small mom-and-pop landlords.”

Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog is the main
proponent listed on paperwork for the city’s 
second proposed ballot measure related to rents.

The latest measure, labeled by proponents as “Protect Our Renters and Alameda-Based Small ‘Mom and Pop’ Landlords,” focuses on lowering the amount paid by property owners for relocation fees and exempting small-scale renters who live in Alameda and specifically when evicting tenants for the purpose of moving-in family members into the unit.

During deliberations over the most recent city ordinance on rents, councilmembers mostly disapproved of including such carve-outs in the legislation.

Under the proposed measure, renters who have lived in a unit for two or more years would receive relocation payments up to two months’ rent plus $1,500; and be limited to extremely low-income to moderate-income households. Tenants evicted by a landlord who resides in Alameda or is returning to live on the island, would be exempt from the fees if the purpose of the eviction is to replace them with family members or a licensed caretaker.

Gathering enough signatures for inclusion on the November ballot, however, may be difficult. Not only is Daysog’s propose measure unlikely to support much support among Alameda renters, who make up around 54 percent of residents, but it may also alienate large-scale and out-of-town property owners, in favor of local small-time landlords.

The city clerk’s office has two weeks to approve Daysog’s petition and issue a title and summary. The rent control measure backed by the Alameda Renters Coalition, meanwhile, is currently gathering signatures around the city. Both measures would need around 6,400 valid signatures for inclusion on the November general election ballot.

Categories: Alameda, Alameda Renters Coalition, landlords, mom and pop landlords, November election, rent control, rents, Tony Daysog

23 replies

  1. There's a nice discussion of my initiative going on at this link too: check it out:


  2. This blog post really grabbed my attention. With that said I am going to subscribe.


  3. Therefore I will get more updates on what you have to say. Please keep writing as I want to learn more.


  4. Amaze! I have been looking bing for hours because of this and i also in the end think it is in this article! Maybe I recommend you something helps me all the time? Here's it


  5. I am very sympathetic to your viewpoint. It is very deep and meaningful.


  6. Very interesting blog. Alot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that I'm interested in,
    but I'm most definately interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.
    Mortal Kombat XL
    Atari Breakout
    Dragon Ball Z Games


  7. I just know it's great if there are more friendly landlords 🙂


  8. Google GMail is making constant innovation. They must follow immediately. gmail sign in


  9. Let’s keep are safe place to play the very best free games for kids! Please click: | | happy wheels | abcya| happy wheels the game free | tetris | pokemon go to play for free!


  10. Let’s keep are safe place to play the very best free games for kids! Please click:

    juegos friv gratis
    Pokemon GO
    to play for free!


  11. Let’s keep the best falsh games for your child! abc | slither io | pokemon go | | happy wheels | happy wheels the game free: are safe place to play the very best free games for kids.


  12. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and new initiatives in the same niche. Blog gave us useful information to work. You have done an amazing job! friv games online | friv online games | papa’s games


  13. this is good one to see this kind of information its great one.

    gmail login email nice information
    aol mail login nice information


  14. baixar facebook é um rede social maior no tudo mundo. O desenvolvimento de Facebook no celular é realizado e desenvolvido pelo Mark Zuckerberg. Foi conhecido como um aplicativo gratuito de mensagens mais famoso e popular no mundo, baixar whatsapp é um metodo perfeito para segurá-los contatos com os seus amigos que não tem de pagar mais nenhuma taxa.


  15. Let’s keep are safe place to play the very best free games for kids! Please click: | | happy wheels | abcya | happy wheels the game free | pokemon go to play for free games for kids!


  16. That was an pretty amazing post and i appreciate it too.
    Lorextechnology Promo Codes


  17. AjiT(..’.(.”).


  18. WOEl(“‘..),(),


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: