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File #: 200249.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/19/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 9/3/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: Ordinance Repealing the Landlord Permit Program and Creating the Residential Rental Unit Permit and Inspection Program (B) ORDINANCE NO. 200249 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, related to the regulation of residential rental units; amending Chapter 14.5 titled "Miscellaneous Business Regulations" of the City Code of Ordinances by repealing the existing Article I titled "Landlord Permits" and creating a new Article I titled "Residential Rental Unit Permits"; amending Appendix A. titled "Schedule of Fees, Rates and Charges" by repealing the existing Landlord Permit fees and creating new Residential Rental Unit Permit fees; amending Sec. 2-339 titled "Applicable codes and ordinances" within Division 6, Article V of Chapter 2; amending Sec. 2-377 titled "Applicability; jurisdiction" within Division 8, Article V of Chapter 2; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing effective dates.
Attachments: 1. 200249_draft ordinance_20200903.pdf, 2. 200247_Public Comment_Gainesville Fiscal Analysis (Legistar 180958) (8.12.20)_20200903.pdf, 3. 200249_revised draft ordinance_20200917.pdf, 4. 200249_Simmons Memo_20200916.pdf, 5. 200249_Ordinance_20200917.pdf
Related files: 180958.
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Ordinance Repealing the Landlord Permit Program and Creating the Residential Rental Unit Permit and Inspection Program (B)

ORDINANCE NO. 200249

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, related to the regulation of residential rental units; amending Chapter 14.5 titled "Miscellaneous Business Regulations" of the City Code of Ordinances by repealing the existing Article I titled "Landlord Permits" and creating a new Article I titled "Residential Rental Unit Permits"; amending Appendix A. titled "Schedule of Fees, Rates and Charges" by repealing the existing Landlord Permit fees and creating new Residential Rental Unit Permit fees; amending Sec. 2-339 titled "Applicable codes and ordinances" within Division 6, Article V of Chapter 2; amending Sec. 2-377 titled "Applicability; jurisdiction" within Division 8, Article V of Chapter 2; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing effective dates.

recommendation
The City Commission discuss the draft ordinance and take action deemed appropriate.

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 to be brought to the Commission for discussion. The City Manager, City Attorney, Code Enforcement (now Sustainable Development) and GRU Energy Efficiency staff worked together to draft an ordinance that was discussed by the Commission at its Regular Meeting on July 16, 2020. At that meeting, the Commission directed the ord...

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