Sunday, November 23, 2008

City Council Motion To Prevent Banks From Kicking Out Renters

Here's an important item someone emailed to Z.A.P. (Zuma's Action Plan) Headquarters and asked if I could post it. Not everyone agrees with this type of thing, but it's important -- and a lot of people do not like the idea of banks kicking people out of their homes (when they are up willing and able to continue paying rent) and then you have communities caving in.

MOTION PROTECTING TENANTS APPROVED - ASK MAYOR TO SIGN NOW.

Motion approved in LA Council

07-2438-S9

Garcetti

“In order to ensure that all tenants in foreclosed rental properties are protected from eviction by lenders, the Council should request the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to restrict evictions of tenants in all foreclosed rental properties to be subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

I THEREFORE MOVE that the Council request the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Housing Department, to prepare and present an Ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to restrict evictions of tenants in all foreclosed rental properties to be subject to the City's Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

PRESENTED BY

ERIC GARCETTI

Many of our friends and neighbors are being evicted, even though they were never late in paying their rent. The owners lost the houses and the Banks are evicting the tenants. Many people must move out by midnight Nov. 30, 2008.

Please call the Mayor, or your Councilman to ask that the Mayor give our friends and neighbors the gift of being allowed to stay in their homes for another 90 days, during the holidays. This will give the Federal and State governments the the opportunity to protect the tenants who pay their bills, but cant find new facilities because they have children, dogs, or because they don’t have a ‘first month and last month” security, plus moving expenses.

The Mayor can sign the motion this week, if he wants to, that will give the evicted neighbors 90 days to help get their life order and find new accommodations.


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