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URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 2371 <br /> AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 9 TO ARTICLE VI OF THE <br /> ARCADIA MUNICIPAL CODE TO TEMPORARILY PROHIBIT NO-FAULT <br /> EVICTIONS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019, FOR RESIDENTIAL REAL <br /> PROPERTY BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2005 <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Arcadia is experiencing a humanitarian crisis of <br /> homelessness and displacement of renters; and <br /> WHEREAS, the California legislature passed the Tenant Protection Act of 2019, <br /> Assembly Bill 1482 ("AB 1482"), effective January 1, 2020, which prohibits evictions <br /> without "just cause" and prevents owners of residential rental property from increasing <br /> rents each year more than 5 percent plus the percentage change in the cost of living, or <br /> 10 percent, whichever is lower; and <br /> WHEREAS, AB 1482 will provide renter protections to many households in the City <br /> of Arcadia; and <br /> WHEREAS, in advance of the implementation of AB 1482, no-fault eviction notices <br /> and threats of eviction have emerged in the City; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Arcadia wishes to protect renters from no-fault evictions <br /> through December 31, 2019, to prevent further homelessness and displacement; and <br /> WHEREAS, it is urgent that the City provide these protections immediately, or else <br /> homelessness and residential displacement could increase as a result of landlords' <br /> accelerating rush to evict tenants before AB 1482 takes effect. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, <br /> CALIFORNIA, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br /> SECTION 1. A new Chapter 9 is added to Article VI of the Arcadia Municipal <br /> Code to read as follows: <br /> 1 <br />