VICTORY ALERT: We Won! Glendale City Council Rejects ALL Changes to Existing Program…For Now

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At its August 29th meeting, the Glendale City Council concluded deliberations on the Staff and Ad Hoc Committee recommendations (continued from their August 23rd meeting), including drastically increasing fees for all No-Fault tenancy terminations, eliminating exemption for small owners, requiring relocation fees for middle- and high-income renters, new punishing administrative penalties against owners, creation of a rental registry and vacancy tax. AAGLA won a major victory in defeating ALL of these proposed changes! Thanks to in-person turnout by AAGLA members and multifamily owners coupled with AAGLA’s zealous advocacy before and during both meetings the City Council firmly rejected all proposals except for additional education and outreach on the existing Rental Rights Program. 

This sweeping success in Glendale clearly demonstrates that when owners turn out in-person they can change the entire course of a City Council’s direction on policies impacting the rental housing industry.  We thank all those who attended the meetings and those who emailed and called City Council members. 

However, the threat is not yet completely over.  At the earlier August 23rd meeting, the City Council directed Staff to come back in October with further refined recommendations after engaging with involved, including rental housing providers. Also, Mayor Dan Brotman continues to advocate for changes to the relocation fees currently required under the program.  We urge all Glendale AAGLA members to immediately sign up for an AAGLA advocacy team TODAY by emailing Max Sherman at With your help we will continue to successfully beat back these poorly thought-out policy ideas in Glendale. 

We will continue to keep our members informed regarding the upcoming City Council meetings as additional information becomes available.

This article is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions regarding your property or specific tenancies and the requirements of any local law changes described herein, please consult with an attorney.