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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Tenant Relocation Rights when Owner Moves Into Rental Property

On January 16, 2018, the City Council adopted an ordinance (Ordinance No. 13468 C. M.S.) which requires that rental property owners covered under the Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance (OMC 8.22.300) pay relocation benefits to tenants when the owner seeks to evict the tenant to move the owner or qualifying relative into the unit.

Read the FAQ regarding owner/relative move-ins

 

FAQ City Charter Amendment Creating the Oakland Police Commission (Effective January 10, 2017 - Voter-approved ballot initiative, Measure LL, November 2016 election)

In November 2016, Oakland voters overwhelmingly passed Measure LL, an amendment to the Oakland City Charter adding new section 604 to Article VI, which establishes a seven-member Oakland Police Commission and the Community Police Review Agency. This memorandum answers frequently asked questions about the Charter amendment.

Read the FAQ regarding the Police Commission Charter Amendment

 

Supplemental Questions: Relocation Issues in Unpermitted Units

This FAQ is a supplement to the March 29, 2017 FAQ regarding Non-Conforming Residential Units in Light of the December 2, 2016 Warehouse Fire.

Read the Supplemental Questions

 

FAQ Regarding Non-Conforming Residential Units in Light of the December 2, 2016 Warehouse Fire

This memorandum answers frequently asked questions arising from the December 2, 2017 warehouse fire at 1315 31st Avenue regarding the rights and protections of people who may be living in non-conforming residential units.

Read the FAQ regarding non-conforming residential units

 

FAQ Oakland City Council's Censure Policy & Procedures

The City Council's Rules of Procedure Resolution establishes a Code of Conduct for Councilmembers, as well as policy and procedures to censure (reprimand) a Councilmember for conduct that violates federal or state law, the City Charter or City policies. This memorandum answers frequently asked questions about the Council's censure policy and procedures.

Read the Censure FAQ and the Council's Rules of Procedure Resolution

 

FAQ Oakland's Minimum Wage Law

In November 2014, Oakland voters overwhelmingly passed Measure FF, an amendment to the Oakland Municipal Code establishing a minimum wage, requiring payment for accrued sick leave and requiring payment of service charges to hospitality workers. This memorandum answers frequently asked questions to help business owners, employees and others understand and follow the law in Oakland.

Read the Minimum Wage Law FAQ

 

FAQ Campaign-Related Activities by Elected Officials, Candidates, City Officers & Employees

The City Attorney’s Office and the Public Ethics Commission receive many requests for advice about laws regulating campaign-related and other political activity by elected officials, City officers and City employees and candidates for City elected offices. To ensure that the public, City employees and officials and candidates have the same information, the City Attorney and the Public Ethics Commission provide answers to frequently asked questions in the three areas identified herein.

Read the Campaign Activities FAQ