2018 Dialogue #2: Rent Banking, Exemptions and Rent Adjustment

This second dialogue in the 2018 series was convened to address three issues up for discussion at City Council: rent banking, exemption from rent stabilization for certain properties, and the rent adjustment process. Like the previous session, consultant HR&A Advisors presented each issue then passed the microphone to tenants and landlords for comment. These sessions are less about ‘dialogue’ and more call-and-response on a set of defined policy options.

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2018 Dialogue #1: No-cause, Relocation Fees, Ellis & Habitability

Dialogue #1 in this second round kicked off with a series of four issue presentations from city consultant, HR&A Advisors. Each was followed by followed by an open mic for public comments. Unlike last summer’s roundtable discussions, this series of dialogues is highly structured: an issue walk-through and then policy options to which the public is invited to respond. Not much of a dialogue!

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MORE Facilitated Dialogues on the Way!

The city has announced the return of rent stabilization facilitated dialogues beginning on August 15th and wrapping in September. The format is different: these are structured dialogues that adhere to the format of the findings of the city’s rent stabilization consultant. We will see a return engagement by facilitator Sukhsimranjit Singh from last summer’s dialogues and tenants and landlords will again have our say.

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