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Proposed Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance

From: domainremoved <robert>
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2019 16:54:58 -0800

To: Menlo Park City Council

From: Yikuan Chiang

Date: 2/9/2019

Subject: Proposed Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance

Dear Mayor Mueller and Members of the City Council,

I urge you to reject the Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance proposed by
the City’s Housing Commission. I have been a housing provider in Menlo Park
for many years and see this legislation as merely rent control and just
cause eviction in disguise.

Though perhaps well intended it, like all rent control regulation, will
have the unintended consequence of discouraging new development. Such
development is the only real solution to the area’s housing shortage.

Rather than trying to make Menlo Park’s rental housing affordable by decree
the City should adopt regulations that reduce development costs. Only by
embracing measures that trim development costs will Menlo Park stimulate
the needed production of new affordable housing that our growing vibrant
community needs.

Thank you for your collaborative approach to addressing the region’s
housing challenges.


 /Yikuan Chiang/

Received on Sat Feb 09 2019 - 16:51:31 PST

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