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File #: 21-820    Version: 1 Name: AB 854 Residential real property
Type: Minute Order Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 3/23/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 4/12/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - Consideration of a Support Position on AB 854 - Residential Real Property: Withdrawal of Accommodations.
Attachments: 1. 2021-04-12__ATT__AB 854 As Amended on 2021-03-18.pdf, 2. 2021-04-12__ATT__AB 854 Fact Sheet.pdf
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CC - Consideration of a Support Position on AB 854 - Residential Real Property: Withdrawal of Accommodations.

Meeting Date: April 12, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No []

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) The offices of Assembly Members Alex Lee, David Chiu, Richard Bloom, and Philip Ting; Meetings and Agendas - City Council (04/07/2021).

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar (04/07/2021)


Staff recommends the City Council consider a "Support" position on AB 854 - residential real property: withdrawal of accommodations.


At the March 22, 2021 City Council meeting, the City Council reached consensus to discuss whether to take a support position on AB 854 (Attachment 1).

Current law, commonly known as the Ellis Act, generally prohibits public entities from adopting any statute, ordinance, or regulation, or taking any administrative action, to compel the owner of residential real property to offer or to continue to offer accommodations, as defined, in the property for rent or lease. AB 854 would prohibit an owner of accommodations from filing a notice with a public entity of an intent to withdraw accommodations or prosecuting an action to recover possession of accommodations, or threatening to do so, if not all the owners of the accommodations have been owners of record for at least five continuous years, or with respect to property that the owner acquired within 10 years after providing notice of an intent to withdraw accommodations at a different property.

Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San Jose), Author of AB 854, states this bill seeks to stop speculator evictions by requiri...

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