CAA Call to Action

Just Say “No” to Just-Cause Eviction in San Jose

San Jose’s Rent Control Advisory Committee will consider a proposal to enact a Just-Cause Eviction Ordinance in San Jose. If adopted as law, Just-Cause Eviction could apply to all rental housing regardless of size, type or year built.

Attend Saturday’s meeting and make your voice heard

What:       San Jose Rent Control Advisory Committee meeting on Just-Cause Eviction Ordinance
When:      Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:    San Jose City Hall – Council Chambers, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Some talking points you can use include: 

  • Just-Cause Eviction won’t stop rent increases, and it won’t make our neighborhoods any safer.
  • Just-Cause Eviction limits the property owners’ ability to keep residents safe.
  • Just-Cause Eviction jeopardizes neighborhood safety because it makes it hard to remove a bad neighbor out of a good neighborhood
  • Such an ordinance would require rental owners to prove “cause” in court or, in some cases, before a political body every time they need to remove a problem resident such as a drug dealer, violent criminal or individual causing a significant nuisance to the community.
  • Proving cause in court or by going before a board or commission is hard to do and unfair.  The legal process is also costly, and very time consuming.  Rental property owners would have to depose and subpoena other residents to testify.  There is no guarantee that eviction boards will find cause under subjective criteria.
  • San Jose should focus on educating renters on their protections under existing law, instructing owners on their obligations, and enforcing the laws we have.
  • We should look to provide a forum for owners and residents to resolve disputes in a neutral setting — not in a court, not in the political setting of an eviction board, and certainly not with a host of new laws and regulations.​

Forward this Message
Share this alert with other San Jose rental property owners to make them aware of this issue.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact CAA Tri-County Division at (408) 342-3500 or [email protected].

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By Published On: October 30, 2015

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