City of Santa MonicaRent Control Department1685 Main St., Rm 202Santa Monica, CA 90401(310)458-8751Email the Rent Control Board
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At its April 25th meeting, the Rent Control Board announced a 1% General Adjustment for 2013. The GA takes effect September 1, 2013. This is the first year the GA is based upon a straightforward calculation dependent upon the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This change resulted from the passage of Measure GA in last November's election. Specifically, this and future GAs will be 75% of the percentage increase in CPI for All Urban Consumers, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County Region for the 12 months ending March, rounded to the nearest tenth decimal place. The CPI increase in our region for the period ended March 2013 was 1.3%, and 75% of that is 0.975%, or 1% after rounding.
The Board set a public hearing for June 13th to consider whether to place a dollar amount ceiling on this year's GA. The hearing will be held at City Hall at the Board's regular meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00pm in Council Chambers. All interested members of the public are invited to share their opinions about whether to cap the General Adjustment.
Rent Control Agency Publishes 2012 Consolidated Annual
Rent Control's Spring Newsletter is in the Mail
You should have already received Rent Control's Spring Newsletter. This issue includes articles on separate agreements for charging electric vehicles, maintenance of common areas, the City's smoking law, recycling tips, and the schedule for upcoming Board meetings, public hearings and seminars. You can read it here or call Rent Control if you need a printed copy.
Designating rental units
as “Smoking” or “Non-Smoking”: What you need to know
The Santa Monica City Council
recently passed a law with new smoking rules for all multi-unit buildings. The
new ordinance expands the City’s existing smoking laws. In essence, the
law requires the following:
The law provides penalties for smoking in a
“non-smoking” unit. However, tenants cannot be
evicted for such a violation unless it is also a violation of their rental
sample forms or additional information about the City’s smoking law, visit www.smconsumer.org,
or call the City Attorney's Office, (310) 458-8336.
5/23/13 Current Agenda
Look Up A Rent
Apartment Listing Service
Notice of Change in Terms of Tenancy
California Tenants-A Guide to Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities
Registering New Tenants
Frequently Asked Questions
Employee Salary Schedule, MOU's and Job Descriptions
Measure RR - Eviction Protections Expanded
Rent Control Charter Amendment
Relocation Benefits Temporary Permanent
Community Resource Directory