ICYMI: Recent Updates from SCRHA

Legislative Updates,

Southern California Rental Housing Association sends regular updates to our members about industry-related news. In case you missed, here’s a roundup of our most recently published legislative updates. 

Reminder: City of San Diego Water Rate Increase January 2023
On January 1, 2023, a pass-through charge from the San Diego County Water Authority (CWA) of 2.5% goes into effect to pay for increases in the cost of imported water supplies. Also, wastewater rates increase by 4% on January 1, 2023. The City states that the increase will help with the continued upgrades to core infrastructure by replacing aging pipes and wastewater mains and fund investments like Pure Water. 

Escondido Approves Rate Increase for Waste Removal
On November 16, the Escondido City Council approved a rate increase for trash and recycling services provided by Escondido Disposal Inc. The new rates will be effective January 1, 2023. Residential customers can expect to pay an additional $2.21 per month, increasing the total from $26.45 to $28.66. Commercial customers can expect a $10.16 total increase, bumping their monthly rates from $118.13 to $128.29. 

SCRHA Continues to Advocate for Balanced Rental Protections in San Diego
As previously reported, SCRHA joined the Mayor’s office for a discussion with other housing stakeholders. Additionally, SCRHA is meeting with Councilmembers to get their feedback from the informational hearing on October 31.

ICYMI: Update on SCRHA Lawsuit
After many months of waiting, SCRHA has received a decision on one component of our lawsuit against the County of San Diego and its overreaching eviction moratorium from last summer. The three-judge panel hearing SCRHA’s appeal of the denial of our motion for preliminary injunction dismissed our appeal as moot.

Updated Election Results
Southern California Rental Housing Association endorsed many winning candidates in the election on November 8, 2022. Please note, these results are not final and only projected wins. We will continue to keep you updated as we know more. 

San Diego City Council Informational Hearing on Tenant Protections Confirms Need for Collaboration
After hours of public testimony on Monday, October 31, the San Diego City Council discussed the creation of tenant protections and the path forward for creating a new ordinance. Councilmembers shared their concerns for renters and with some of the proposed protections, but overwhelmingly supported the idea of collaborating with all stakeholders.