Rental Housing Committee

The Rental Housing Committee (RHC) is established by the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act, and consists of five members and one alternate member. It is tasked with implementing and administering the voter-approved. Click here for updates on the CSFRA.

APPLY TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RENTAL HOUSING COMMITTEE

The City of Mountain View is accepting applications for Mountain View residents wishing to serve on the Rental Housing Committee. Applications will be accepted at the City Clerk’s Office until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018. Please call the CSFRA Program at 650-903-6131 for further information or to request an application. Applications can also be downloaded here.

  • The City Council will appoint one new committee member and one alternate member to fill current vacancies until the end of this term in April 2019 and two new members and one alternate for four year terms beginning in April 2019.
  • All members of the Committee are required to be residents of the City of Mountain View.
  • No more than two members of the committee may own or manage any rental property, or be realtors or developers. The current request for applications is for members that do not own or manage any rental property or are not realtors or developers.
  • The RHC holds regular meetings at dates and times established by the Committee.

Members of the Committee are volunteers and, per the charter amendment known as The Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act (“CSFRA”) or Measure V, are tasked with setting rents at fair and equitable levels; establishing rules and regulations for the administration and enforcement of the CSFRA; determining the annual general rent adjustment; appointing hearing officers; adjudicating petitions and holding public hearings; establishing a budget and charging fees necessary to support that budget; administering the withdrawal process for the removal of rental units from the rental housing market; conducting studies, surveys, and investigations; reporting periodically to the City Council; publicizing the Charter Amendment and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants; establishing a schedule of penalties for noncompliance; and pursuing civil remedies and intervening in litigation, subject to City Council approval. The CSFRA can be found on the City’s website and is also available upon request.

Supplemental Statement:*    
Candidates are required to submit, along with their City application form, a typewritten statement to the following:
A statement under penalty of perjury setting forth the applicant’s interests and dealings in real property, including, but not limited to, ownership, trusteeship, sale, or management, and investment in and association with partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, and syndicates engaged in ownership, sale, or management of real property during the three years immediately prior to the applicant’s application.  This documentation will be available to the public.
If appointed, a Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 will need to be completed annually.

Appointments are made on an equal opportunity basis.

RENTAL HOUSING COMMITTEE DUTIES

Rent Stabilization

Pursuant to the CSFRA, the Committee’s powers and duties include:

  • Set Rents at fair and equitable levels. 
  • Establish rules and regulations for administration and enforcement of the CSFRA.
  • Determine and publicize the Annual General Adjustment.
  • Appoint Hearing Officers to conduct hearings on Petitions for individual Rent Adjustments.
  • Adjudicate petitions and issue decisions with orders for appropriate relief.
  • Administer oaths and affirmations and subpoena witnesses and relevant documents.
  • Establish a budget.
  • Administer the withdrawal process for the removal of Rental Units from the rental housing market.
  • Hold public hearings.
  • Conduct studies, surveys, investigations and hearings.
  • Report periodically to City Council.
  • Publicize the provisions of the CSFRA.
  • Establish a schedule of Penalties for non-compliance.
  • Pursue civil remedies in courts of appropriate jurisdiction, subject to City Council approval.
  • Intervene as an interested party in litigation with respect to Covered Rental Units, subject to City Council approval.
  • Any other duties necessary to administer and enforce the CSFRA.

Rental Housing Committee Meetings

Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance.

RHC meetings will be held on the following Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

  |  December 10, 2018  |  January 28, 2019  |  February 11, 2019

Council Chambers
City Hall, 2nd Floor
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041

Meeting dates and location are subject to change.

Agendas
View the Current Agenda posted the Friday prior to the hearing date by 5:00 pm.
(You may also view the Current Agenda at the bulletin board by the front doors of City Hall at 500 Castro Street.)

Members and Roster
The Committee consists of:

  • Evan Ortiz (Chair)
  • Matthew Grunewald (Vice-Chair)
  • Vanessa Oldenkamp Honey
  • Emily Ramos
  • Julian Pardo de Zela
  • Alternate (vacant)

View the Roster for additional information.

Additional Information
The Community Development Department's CSFRA Program supports the Rental Housing Committee. For additional information, please contact the CSFRA Program at (650) 903-6125 or by email at RHC@mountainview.gov.

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