Public Statement: Rental Inspection Ordinance
On Friday, December 2, 2016 Mayor Ashley Swearengin revealed her rental inspection ordinance. The ordinance will be proposed before Fresno City Council on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:30am. The City Council meeting is open to the public.
According to the Fresno Bee the “proposed ordinance includes an annual rental property registry, a three-year inspection cycle and an opportunity for self-certification.” Our team is currently looking over the proposal and is in talks with various community leaders that represent tenants and property owners.
We believe that a strong proactive inspection program is needed in our city in order to dismantle Fresno’s slumlord industry. This inspection program must address the systemic injustice that hundreds of families live in. At the same time it must be fair and rewarding to responsible property owners in our city. In the next few days we will hear more from our community and city leaders about the ordinance. Our goal is to provide 24/7 coverage leading up to the city council’s meeting on Thursday. We want to educate and inform the public about what is happening. We ask that our supporters stay tuned.
Agenda for Thursday, December 8th City Council Meeting
Proposed Ordinance for Residential Rental Inspection Program