Request #19-721

This request relates to tracing the origin of and justifications for the owner occupancy exemption from Oakland's RAP and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance: (e.g, O.M.C. 8.22.350 - F)

Please provide all documentation of discussions, written or oral, that led to INSTITUTING the owner occupancy exemption.

The owner occupancy exemption to the Just Cause Eviction ordinance has recently been revoked, and revoking the exemption from the RAP is currently being discussed by City Council. This request is NOT for these recent discussions. Instead, it is for the original inclusion of the exemption in the O.M.C.

For example: OMC 8.22.010.F: "The City Council believes that the relationship between landlords and tenants in smaller owner-occupied rental properties involve special relationships between the landlord and the tenants residing in the same smaller property." I am looking for any documentation of how that believe came about.

Thank you!


February 9, 2019 via web


March 1, 2019


Council District 1 - Dan Kalb, Council District 5 - Noel Gallo





Point of Contact

Sylvia M Shannon

Request Closed Public

We released all of the requested documents.

March 7, 2019, 10:37am
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February 22, 2019, 8:52am
Document(s) Released to Requester Public
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77255 CMS.pdf
Measure EE.pdf
February 22, 2019, 8:45am
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Dear requester,

CM Kalb's office has no records that are responsive to your request.  The original Just Cause was established by citizen ballot measure.  As for the Rent adjustment Ordinance, see below.


Regarding the Rent Adjustment Ordinance, this request is for records pertaining to a Finding in the ordinance that predates the offices of CMs Kalb and Gallo.  This request is more properly directed to the City Clerk's office, which may have archived supportive legislative documents back to 2002-2003.

February 21, 2019, 4:47pm by Oliver Luby (Staff)
Department Assignment Public
Added: Council District 1 - Dan Kalb, Council District 5 - Noel Gallo. Removed: Housing & Community Development.
February 20, 2019, 11:34am
Due Date Changed Public
03/01/2019 (was 02/19/2019). RAP staff determined the request should go to City Councilmembers.
February 20, 2019, 11:32am
Department Assignment Public
Housing & Community Development
February 9, 2019, 8:13pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
February 9, 2019, 8:13pm