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File #: 180958.    Version: Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/9/2019 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 7/16/2020 Final action: 7/16/2020
Title: Draft Ordinance to Create Permit Requirements for Residential Rental Units and to Adopt the International Property Maintenance Code and Related Recommendations from the Rental Housing Subcommittee (B)
Attachments: 1. 180958_Memo to Rental Housing Subcommittee re Rental Housing Code_20190416.pdf, 2. 180958(A)_Presentation Rental Housing Code_20190416.pdf, 3. 180958_Updated Memorandum dated May 7 2019_20190515.pdf, 4. 180958A_PublicAwarenessCampaignCosts_20190528, 5. 180958B_EmailreResponses_20190528, 6. 180958_Arreola Report 2.0_20190725.pdf, 7. 180958_Rental Housing Committee Minutes 05282019_20190725.pdf, 8. 180958_Rental Housing Ordinance Support Letters Collected By ACLC_20190805.pdf, 9. 180958_draft ordinance_20200716.pdf, 10. 180958B_Rental Housing Ordinance Presentation_20200716, 11. 180958C_Recommendations for 2018 ICC International Property Maintenance Code_20200716, 12. 180958D_rental_housing_analysis_existing_proposed_maps_20200716, 13. 180958_Gainesville Fiscal Analysis (Legistar 180958) (8.12.20)_20200903.pdf, 14. 200247_Public Comment_Gainesville Fiscal Analysis (Legistar 180958) (8.12.20)_20200903.pdf
Related files: 200249., 200247., 190562., 190814.
title
Draft Ordinance to Create Permit Requirements for Residential Rental Units and to Adopt the International Property Maintenance Code and Related Recommendations from the Rental Housing Subcommittee (B)

recommendation
The City Commission discuss the draft ordinance and related recommendations from the Rental Housing Subcommittee.

explanation

One of the recommendations of the Rental Housing Subcommittee was to create a rental housing code that would require an annual permit, inspections and minimum energy efficiency, life safety and property maintenance standards be met with respect to residential rental units within the City (excluding Public Lodging Establishments as defined by and regulated under State law.) On July 25, 2019, the General Policy Committee moved all recommendations of the Rental Housing Subcommittee to the City Commission and directed the City Attorney to draft an ordinance creating a rental housing code to be brought to the Commission for discussion. Since that time, the City Manager, City Attorney, Code Enforcement (now Sustainable Development) and GRU Energy Efficiency staff have worked together to draft the ordinance that is included in the back-up to this agenda item.

In preparing the ordinance, staff brings the following to the Commission's attention:
1) Energy Efficiency Ratings: Staff noted that the motion from the May 28th Rental Housing Subcommittee Meeting reflects a recommendation that an energy efficiency rating be done every eight years on each rental unit, using the H.E.S. systems or equivalent with duct testing, and that staff return with duct leakage standards. However, based on the Chair's report and the discussion at the July 25th General Policy Committee, staff was unclear whether the Commission desired to make this a requirement. Staff has concern regarding the effectiveness, cost and availability as energy efficiency audits vary depending on the region and depth of service, typically from around $300 - $8...

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