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By Stephen Hadland
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Move to Extend Rental Registry Deadline Fails

 

The city council voted not to extend registration by landlords for a 90 day extension on rental registration deadline Monday night.

Both, with McMorrin noting that there was already a 30 day grace period in place for those who did not file by July 31. Council members Dan O'Brien and Goran Eriksson (attending by phone) voted in favor of giving the landlords more time. With a two- two tie, the vote failed.

Mayor Albert Vera, Jr. recused himself from voting on the item. And turned that portion of the meeting over to Vice Mayor Yasmine Imani McMorrin.

With housing at the top of every political perspective, it continues to be on the agenda at every city council meeting. On June 20, the website CCRentals.org went live, a privately created site using data available to the public on the city's website, with a surprising backlash of manufactured controversy.

After a push from a local organization funded by the real estate industry, the city council meeting on June 26 saw a number of people speaking from the podium, identifying themselves as landlords and objecting to having their information made public through the CCRental site. What was revealed at that meeting was that there was nothing on the CCRental site that was not already publicly available information.

The discussion of an extension for landlords to register their property was decided to return to the council on a future agenda.

Members Dan O'Brien and Goran Eriksson, who attended through video conference voted for the 90 day extension while McMorrin and Council member Freddy Puza voted against the additional extension.

 

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