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THANK YOU everyone who was part of the process, showed up in your red shirts , or emailed,  shared or liked social media posts in a way that was in support of these measures.  It was a SUCCESSFUL EFFORT!

 

The following items were PASSED last night at the Vancouver City Council meeting that will be good news to our area's vulnerable renters and homeless community.

 


Public Hearings (Items 5-8)

5. Amendment to VMC 8.22, Unlawful Camping Ordinance

AN ORDINANCE related to unlawful camping, amending section 1 of Ordinance No. M-3323, codified as chapter 8.22 VMC, to specify the times during which it is unlawful to camp or occupy camping facilities in publicly owned places.

Action requested: Subject to second reading and public hearing, approve ordinance.

Staff Report 134-15 (PDF)

6. Vulnerable Renter Protections Proposal: 60-Day Eviction Notice

AN ORDINANCE relating to an affirmative defense for month-to-month tenants who are not provided a 60-day notice, by landlords owning five (5) or more rental units, prior to the landlord commencing an eviction action unless a different notice period is specifically authorized by law; providing for severability and an effective date.

Action requested: Subject to second reading and public hearing, approve ordinance.

Staff Report 135A-15 (PDF)  | Presentation Items 6-8 (PDF)

7. Vulnerable Renter Protections Proposal: 45-Day Notice of Rent Increase

AN ORDINANCE relating to requiring that all rental agreements in the city of Vancouver include a provision requiring a minimum of forty-five (45) days prior written notice whenever the periodic or monthly housing costs to be charged a tenant is to increase by more than ten (10) percent; providing for severability and an effective date.

Action requested: Subject to second reading and public hearing, approve ordinance. 

Staff Report 136-15 (PDF)

8. Vulnerable Renter Protections Proposal: Source of Income Protection

AN ORDINANCE relating to prohibiting landlords from refusing to rent a dwelling unit to an applicant based on their source of income; providing for severability and an effective date.

Action requested: Subject to second reading and public hearing, approve ordinance. 

Staff Report 137A-15 (PDF)


Link to watch the full meeting video: 9/21/15 City Council Meeting