Public Hearing Notice - Housing Code Amendments (Tenants' Right to Civic Inclusion and Obligations of Landlords)

Monday, June 10, 2013
7:30 pm
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium

The public is invited to attend the public hearing and sign up to speak about proposed amendments to the Housing Code. Although any comments on the Housing Code amendments will be accepted, the particular focus of this hearing is on two additions to the Code related to tenants’ right to civic inclusion and obligations of landlords.

Chapter 6.04, General Provisions and Definitions, Section 6.04.049 Access to Multi-Unit Residential Facilities

Requires multi-unit residential property managers to allow candidates and city employees to enter residential buildings to reach residents. Registered political candidates would have the right to enter multi-unit buildings for the 90 day period preceding a primary, general, or special election, for the purposes of going door-to-door to distribute campaign material and speaking with residents.

Chapter 6.16, Landlord-Tenant Relations, Section 6.16.050 Obligations of Landlords, Subsection F

Requires that the landlord provide City-supplied information regarding voter registration and City laws to all new tenants of voting age.