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File #: PH 23-015   
Section: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 3/28/2023 Final action:
Subject: Fiscal Year 2024 Master Fee Schedule: Adopt a Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2024 Master Fee Schedule to Update the Fees Associated with Administration of the Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance, and Finding that the Action is Exempt from CEQA Review
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Resolution, 3. Attachment III Benchmarking Research
Related files: RPT 21-097, RPT 20-034, RPT 22-090, RPT 23-024, CONS 23-358
DATE: March 28, 2023

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Assistant City Manager

SUBJECT

Title
Fiscal Year 2024 Master Fee Schedule: Adopt a Resolution Amending the Fiscal Year 2024 Master Fee Schedule to Update the Fees Associated with Administration of the Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance, and Finding that the Action is Exempt from CEQA Review

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RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation
That the City Council adopts a resolution (Attachment II) authorizing the amendment to the resolution adopted March 21, 2023, for the City of Hayward Fiscal Year 2024 Master Fee Schedule associated with the administration of the Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance...End

SUMMARY

Hayward City Council adopted the Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance (RRSO) in July 2019. The RRSO includes Section 12-1.17, which establishes that the costs of administering the RRSO shall be reimbursed in full through the imposition of a rent stabilization fee, paid annually with an amount recommended to Council by the City Manager and Housing Division. When the RRSO was adopted, Council authorized fees of $40 per Covered Rental Unit and $19 per Rental Unit. Covered Rental Units have a higher per unit fee because they are covered under the rent increase threshold and rent dispute resolution provisions of the RRSO, which requires additional staff and consultant work to administer. Owners of Covered Rental Units may pass through half the cost of the fee to the tenants. Owners of Rental Units are not restricted by the City's RRSO on increases that may cover the cost of the fee, though they may be subject to a State rent increase threshold.

The annual fee has not been increased since it was established in July 2019. The fee was developed based on best estimates for the number of Covered Rental Units and Rental Units in the City and the anticipated costs of implementing the RRSO. Since...

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