Meeting: City Council

Meeting Time: April 07, 2020 at 1:30pm PDT
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Agenda Item

8.3 20-452 Rent Suspension.

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    S C about 1 month ago

    It’s ridiculous and illegal. With this logic, Are you going to force Walmart and other supermarkets to waive the costs for covid-19 impacted people in 90 days? Are you going waive the tax? Are you going to force the loan companies to waive the mortgage? It’s totally unconstitutional. Strongly oppose!

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    Shunn Huang about 1 month ago

    San Jose city should be the one provide free housing or relief fund to renters, not private Landlord !

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    Navjot Singh about 1 month ago

    Why doesn’t the city take a loan and use that money to pay off people rents who need it. Loan interest rates are super low right now and the city can levy a progressive tax to pay it off over a few years. This is a win for renters and mortgage payers.

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    Randy T about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your hard work, city of San Jose. You know we are all hit by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. I heard some CEOs cut their own salary to avoid layoffs. I ask the city of San Jose to cut back your own salary to support the suffered, instead of killing one victim to compensate for another victim. Please do not abuse your power to rob property owners who are also victims of the CCP virus.

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    Amy Lueck about 1 month ago

    Support for the rent moratorium is not enough. If people are still shackled with months of rent payments without salaries during this crisis, we are only delaying the inevitable suffering of people when the restrictions are lifted later. The cost of not recognizing the suffering of our workers and neighbors now will be high, and is one we will all be paying in terms of the social and economic health of our community eventually. We need to take care of our neighbors NOW instead.

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    Amy Lueck about 1 month ago

    Support for the rent moratorium is not enough. If people are still shackled with months of rent payments without salaries during this crisis, we are only delaying the inevitable suffering of people when the restrictions are lifted later. The cost of not recognizing the suffering of our workers and neighbors now will be high, and is one we will all be paying in terms of the social and economic health of our community eventually. We need to take care of our neighbors NOW instead.

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    Joyce Jiao about 1 month ago

    Everyone is equal in front of Covid-19. Many landlords in this area are hard working middle class relying on rent payment to pay mortgage property tax insurance etc. Some like myself live in rental homes and rent out our own properties in San Jose. Waiving tenants rent will lead me to default on the property. People who are impacted severely by Covid-19 all need help landlords and tenants. The City should step up to fund the subsidies.

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    Sandesh S about 1 month ago

    Landlords are immigrants too and many on employment based visas tied to their jobs with high risk of having to leave the country. Need to be fair to everyone and not steal from one to help another. If you really need to support, it needs to be through the Government aid to those affected. Highly unconstitutional

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    Ying Zhu about 1 month ago

    Everyone faces the financial difficulties now, not only renters but landlords also. NEED BE FAIR TO EVERYONE.

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    Ling S about 1 month ago

    The CARES Act Congress passed provides homeowners relief in terms of for forbearance. Forbearance means you only delay the full payment (still need to pay the reduced amount). Then you have to pay the entire balance at later date. What this proposed ordinance does is to waive the payment for 3 months. It is not the same thing. Learn the facts before you speak. The question is not whether we should help tenants in dire situation but WHY rob Mary to pay Paul??? We all need to share the burden!

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    Peter R about 1 month ago

    Get out of the city Raul Peralez. You don't know what the law is. you should be fired.

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    Diana R about 1 month ago

    Article XI, Section 7 of the California Constitution empowers each city and county to “enforce within its limits all local, police, sanitary...“This broad authority is traditionally known as the City’s police power, and it enables local governments to legislate on matters of “[p]ublic safety, public health, morality...law and order..."
    Government Code Section 8634 authorizes local governments... to “promulgate orders and regulations necessary to provide for the protection of life and property.

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    Charles Zera about 1 month ago

    Get out of the country communist Rep Ro Khanna. You don't know what the constitution is. You definitely lose my votes! Enough is enough. Rent control is ugly enough!!!!!

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    Jin Cui about 1 month ago

    Oppose!

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    Shine J about 1 month ago

    This is unconstitutional. Get out of the country, communists!!!! It is a shame of San Jose Council to have such two communist councilmen who are tenants themselves trying to rob landlords! Thank you city attorney!

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    Jianli Fan about 1 month ago

    Owners and renter are on the similar position to pay mortgages like to pay rental, to live on the rental for living. Oppose!

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    Kim Guptill about 1 month ago

    I am a District 6 homeowner and member of SURJ at Sacred Heart and I STRONGLY SUPPORT the proposed rent suspension! I urge all Councilmembers and the Mayor to vote YES. I understand that the City attorney says there are legal issues here. In this case, I am with Martin Luther King, who said:

    “One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.“

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    Carol Stephenson about 1 month ago

    I work at Sacred Heart and have been diverted to answering the housing line for the past three weeks. 1000s of people have described having lost all income across all kinds of work. The scale of this emergency is beyond anything we know & drastic measures are needed. The Law Foundation, Public Counsel & Public Interest Law Project agree that in times of crisis, local governments have emergency powers under Art. XI Sec. 7 to preserve people’s health, safety & wellbeing. Support rent suspension.

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    Lauren Renaud about 1 month ago

    We have frozen huge portions of our agenda, we are asking workers to stay home, and we should therefore freeze their rent too.
    In times of crisis, local governments have extraordinary power to preserve the life, health, safety, and wellbeing of their people. San Jose and Santa Clara County have wisely been setting precedents in addressing many aspects of this crisis. I encourage you to continue to show leadership, and use the power you have to enact a rent freeze.

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    Loryn Hatten about 1 month ago

    The CARES ACT provides substantial relief in the form of up to a year of forbearace to home owners with mortgages backed by federal loans. Renters, especially our undocumented immigrant neighbors, are not extended the privilege of that relief. They are forced to make the impossible choice between prioritizing their health and providing housing for their families. We must protect the most vulnerable members of our community by enacting rent suspension now. Vote YES on rent suspension.

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    Nick Chow about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose. I am a San Jose landlord. Most of my tenants paid their rent as of April 2020 or about 90%. The ones who did not pay are the SAME problem tenants going back 2+ years, nothing new. Will the City council consider to give your salary or City budget to pay for my property tax, mortgage, utilities, insurance, vacancy, repairs and more?

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    Ellen Tyler about 1 month ago

    Our community urgently needs a rent pause for tenants who have lost their income due to the COVID-19 crisis. Failing to put a rent pause in place will only increase debt, displacement, homeless for San Jose’s low-income residents and communities of color later down the line.
    The Federal government announced relief for homeowners on mortgage payments. If landlords get relief on mortgage, why can’t tenants have a rent pause?

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    Elizabeth O about 1 month ago

    Please use city reserve fund. Please go after CCP chinese communist party for compensation. Why you rob home owners???? Home owners also lose jobs due to the virus!!! Don’t do communist here!!!

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    Tamara Alvarado about 1 month ago

    I’m in support of rent suspension. I think this is a critical moment to go use all available tools to ensure the safety and well being of our community. Thank you for your consideration. Tamara

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    Gary Bailey about 1 month ago

    No mandate now, possibly down the road. Let’s see if the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security(CARE) Act is enough. And there is talk about a second stage of CARE with more financial help being made available.

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    Jen Myhre about 1 month ago

    Please vote for a 90 day rent suspension, before tenants are forced to choose between going out into the community to work despite public health orders vs. homelessness/starvation. The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Public Counsel & the Public Interest Law Project all agree that in times of crisis, local governments have emergency powers under Article XI, Section 7 of the CA Constitution to preserve the life, health, safety, & wellbeing of their people. Be on the right side of history.

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    Wen Fang about 1 month ago

    Strongly agaist

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    Dan M about 1 month ago

    This is simply evil. You violate the law! You increase the crisis! You lose our votes. Sue or fight!!

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    lisa G about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose. This is unconstitutional.

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    G Wang about 1 month ago

    Support

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    David Zeng about 1 month ago

    It is critical that you understand that the City’s proposal is not only dangerous to our community in the near term, but also that it would result in a cascading series of events threatening our basic economic structures. It initiate a "dire" domino effect among homeowners, renters, social services, banks, insurance companies, city tax and all taxpayer-funded programs.

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    Ben Rook about 1 month ago

    Those two councilmen are criminals, who is proposing an illegal change in the city ordinance. I do not care whether the proposal gets adopted because I will take legal actions against the council who violates the constitution.

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    Eric Z about 1 month ago

    It violates the law!!!

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    Nancy Feng about 1 month ago

    Owner’s employment is also seriously affected by COVID-19, but loan still need to pay on time, city collect the utilities expense on schedule. This is not fair for property owner.

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    Lin Zhang about 1 month ago

    Oppose

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    Joy Cheng about 1 month ago

    To suspend rent to benefit only one group of people, it only creates more problems to the society. To help the already troublesome economy, the Government should encourage the cash to flow. This unwise decision of rent suspension will bring economy downward spiral that Government will have hard time to reverse.

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    Maria G about 1 month ago

    oppose!

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    john liu about 1 month ago

    oppose

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    Sam Wang about 1 month ago

    It is critical that you understand that the City’s proposal is not only dangerous to our community in the near term, but also that it would result in a cascading series of events threatening our basic economic structures. It initiate a "dire" domino effect among homeowners, renters, social services, banks, insurance companies, city tax and all taxpayer-funded programs.

    The SJ city government has neither the authority nor financial wherewithal to restructure or back these investments

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    Xiandong Sun about 1 month ago

    No relief for landlords including delaying property tax and tax credit. Landlord also needs to pay mortgage, which no relief comes from government.

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    Fiona Shen about 1 month ago

    No relief for landlords including delaying property tax and tax credit. Landlord also needs to pay mortgage, which no relief comes from government.

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    J S about 1 month ago

    The landlord as all kinds of costs to maintain a rental property. The list a few, mortgage, property tax, utilities, repairs. “Rent Waiver” cannot pass without the city forces the county not to collect tax, force banks not to collect mortgage and force repairmen waive the fee the meantime time to be fair and square. If city would like to help, please pay the tenant from city's reserve. You cannot rob property owners!!!! Get out of the country, you communists!!

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    Feng D about 1 month ago

    Forcing it is illegal and unfair and many more society issues will arrive as a result. Strongly oppose this!

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    Andrew Le about 1 month ago

    Oppose - rent suspension

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    Steve Liu about 1 month ago

    Home owners are equally impacted. The rent income is the only income left to support their life line. Revoking their only income is providing them double damage and they are not in a position to pay rent for others while they are also suffering with the economy and have obligation to pay mortgage and taxes. The city needs to use public funds to help tenants who are impacted and behind their rent payments.

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    DY Yang about 1 month ago

    Please reconsider before balance this decision,
    and our family thanks all who helps during this disaster.

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    Jenny Chen about 1 month ago

    As landlord, I could not afford to pay my mortgage and keep maintenance of the rental house if tenants do not pay me rent from April to July this year.

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    Tina Lai about 1 month ago

    I am strongly against this proposal because landlord also be impacted by coronavirus. It is unfair for landlord.

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    Minzhe Mo about 1 month ago

    Landlords have to pay mortgage and maintenance expenses. Unless you can put suspension on these obligations, it is not fair and unrealistic to ask landlords to suspend rent.

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    John Smith about 1 month ago

    How can you do it! You try to save part of people by sacrifice the other part.

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    Liching Lai about 1 month ago

    It is not fair for landlord, if tenant do not have to pay rent at all. Who will forgive the mortgage? If tenant do not pay at rent at all, the owner unable to pay mortgage & loss home , the home will belong to lender & tenant & landlord all loss. Most of landlord have mortgage, who will pay the mortgage for us ?

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    Wenling Cai about 1 month ago

    Both renter and landlord are affected by covid19. It is unfair to ask landlord to make the sacrifice alone. Government should help out landlord too.

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    Paul Valentine about 1 month ago

    The City Attorney has already concluded this is an illegal action. What the City Council needs to confront is its instinct to relentlessly assault landlords. Rent Control has lead to acceleration in rent, causa justa has lead to explosion in evictions. The tenant/landlord relationship has to be evaluated as a set, an attack on one, hurts both. The knee jerk reaction of this council to punish landlords arbitrarily will continue to hurt tenants the most. Focus instead on incentives not punishment.

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    Hong Zhang about 1 month ago

    It is not fair to landlords.

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    Lily Granda about 1 month ago

    It is illegal

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    Peiyong Huang about 1 month ago

    Unfair resolution without mortgage suspension.

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    Naomi Yung about 1 month ago

    House owners are affected by Covid 19 as well. Who are going to protect them??? Are we also allowed to not pay mortgage for 3 months? This is just really unfair.

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    ling meng about 1 month ago

    This is illegal!

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    Martin Gillum about 1 month ago

    I think we should extend the period in which we give people to make up the delayed rent payments, without cancelling payment.
    But by removing the obligation to pay their bills completely, you are simply shifting the burden onto the next guy. It's as if you have removed the first domino in the line. The other ones will still fall.

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    Rachel Zhang about 1 month ago

    I strongly oppose this proposal!
    It is unfounded, unfair, unconstitutional and unjustified. This COVIND-19 pandemic impacts everyone, including the property owner, not just the tenant.

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    Jenny J about 1 month ago

    Oppose!!!!

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    Jim J about 1 month ago

    Oppose!!!

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    Ning Li about 1 month ago

    This will effect landlord’s income as there’s still expense on mortgage, property tax, HOA fee. Please reconsider this seriously. Definite Oppose!!

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    Steve C about 1 month ago

    Oppose!!!

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    Katie Meng about 1 month ago

    Oppose

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    Sandy Xiao about 1 month ago

    Oppose

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    Xin Wang about 1 month ago

    Need rent to cover mortgage.

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    Mary Li about 1 month ago

    Oppose!!!

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    Frank Meng about 1 month ago

    Oppose.

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    Ping Yuan about 1 month ago

    I don’t think this is a good approach, especially unfair to the people as they did nothing wrong and still struggle to get a life under the same circumstances

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    Terry Tam about 1 month ago

    OPPOSE. I support helping "ALL" community members not just tenants. Gv Newsom already signed moratoreum on evictions which protects tenants who can't pay yet preserving right to collect money owed. If the city chooses drown the landlords in order to save the tenants, I suggest targeting large corp landlords, as they have larger pool of tenants to spread impact. Mom/Pop landlords rely on this income not just to keep the property afloat, but to even cover their own personal and medical expenses.

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    chao wen about 1 month ago

    House owners are affected by COVID-19 as well. They also need money to raise children, pay mortgage and facing the job security problem in this special period. Rent is a big amount to most of the house owners for covering their costs. They need support by the government as well, but not being put into a harder situation like this. This is unfair and unconstitional. Oppse!!!

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    Wei Wu about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose. If you put small home owners into bankruptcy, renters will lose their homes too. Think about how the financial crisis happened in 2008.

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    Wayne Wong about 1 month ago

    I strongly oppose this proposal!
    It is unfounded, unfair, unconstitutional and unjustified. This COVIND-19 pandemic impacts everyone, including the property owner, not just the tenant. Lots of us property owner rely on the monthly paid rent to pay the property mortgage. If we can not collect mortgage, we may be unable to pay the mortgage and leave our mortgage account default. This is brazenly robbery and extortion from the city government if you let the propose pass. Please vote NO

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    Shan Yih about 1 month ago

    We vote for NO!

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    Richard Silva about 1 month ago

    It is unfair to pass the hardship from one group people to another. Property owners has mortgage and property tax to pay, but there is no similar measure to provide relief for property owners. If the city really wants to help tenants, city should use emergency fund/reserve to help those in need, rather than discriminating property owners and let property owners to carry the financial burden for all tenants. This proposal is unconstitutional and irresponsible. It will destroy the law.

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    Rui Z about 1 month ago

    This is an unfair act! Asking landlords to absorb the cost is not a solution! Both tenants and landlords are impacted the same way. The Govt should provide more assistance to people who are impacted! Do not shift your responsibility to the landlords!

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    Min Zhao about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose rent suspension. This is illegal.

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    Mona He about 1 month ago

    I am strongly oppose the rent suspension. It is unconstitution. Rent income is my family only source of income. If city pass the rent suspension, my family will be displaced. Because I won't have money to feed my children and take them to see doctor, I can't pay mortgage, property tax, insurance, etc. We are in this together. Why city is trying diving landlord and tenant? It is the time for working together not divided.

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    Chunhui Zhong about 1 month ago

    This is illegal.

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    John D about 1 month ago

    This is an unfair act! By asking landlords to absorb the cost is not a solution! Both tenants and landlords are impacted the same way. The Govt should provide more assistance to people who are impacted! Do not shift your responsibility to the landlords!

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    Glen J about 1 month ago

    5th Amendment says: "nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation". Every high school student knows we have this right. Robbing our properties to provide public housing is outrageous. Check the US constitution before you vote my dear council members. I will unite with all San Jose Landlords to sue the City if this gets passed.

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    Sophia Z about 1 month ago

    This proposal is unconstitutional, unfair, and trying to divide the community at this difficult time. The bill sponsor should be ashamed of him/herself.

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    Jennifer Huang about 1 month ago

    Strong against rent suspension, property owner also need to cover mortgage payments.

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    lei ker about 1 month ago

    House owners are affected by the COVID-19 as well. We have to pay mortgages, property taxes, insurance.
    I am doing my best to reduce rent payments, waive late fees. City government should pay the landlord directly if city decides to waive rent payment. It’s pure robbery, unlawful, unfair decision from the city government.

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    Victor M about 1 month ago

    This is ridiculous, it is very unfair to landlord.

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    ying zhang about 1 month ago

    House owners are affected by COVID-19 as well. They also need money to raise children, pay mortgage and facing the job security problem in this special period. Rent is a big amount to most of the house owners for covering their costs. They need support by the government as well, but not being put into a harder situation like this. Please be fair and keep the equal rights for everyone!

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    Elaine L about 1 month ago

    Landlords and tenants get hit by COVID-19 equally! Who is going to pay my kids college tuition, apartments and their livings? Some parents chose to invest 529 saving to pay their kids for college, we chose to invest in housing. does city think about to rob their college fund? If not, why just punish landlords? This is so unlawful and unfair!

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    Zoe Zhong about 1 month ago

    Many people have lost income due to COVID-19.It’s very hard for them.If they can not pay the rent, many families and kids will become homeless.

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    Michael Hue about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose!!

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    Bert Zhang about 1 month ago

    I am a rental property owner. I am doing my best to help tenants. Do not destroy my livelihood. Property right is a Constitutional right. See the 5th amendment. Property right is a human right. See Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    To shift government responsibility to the shoulders of housing providers is dividing our community in the pandemic when we need unity. This act is cowardly and shameful.

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    Ghislaine Page about 1 month ago

    Oppose
    NO, NO, NO! strongly oppose! Landlord are just like tenants, they are struggling too. Without the rent coming in, how are they supposed to survive and pay their mortgage payment!

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    L Li about 1 month ago

    I am realtor and mother of two. I haven't got income for two months due to covid-19. I have to pay property tax, insurance, and mortgage for my rental. I also have to pay my two children's college eduction. If we can not collect rental to pay bills, we might default on our mortgage which will impact San Jose City in whole. Nobody will want to buy or keep rental property in San Jose. Not every tenants cannot pay rental, this is should be between landlord and tenant.

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    Kimberly Constantino about 1 month ago

    This is completely absurd! The domino effect of this proposal is catastrophic and I am vehemently opposed to this.

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    ming Du about 1 month ago

    this is insane. if it's true, it means that l and you can go to restaurants and eat and leave without pay. better to drive off a new Mercedes from a dealer today without pay. it is stealing, stealing !!

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    Suling Teng about 1 month ago

    Oppose!!

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    Fengming Zhang about 1 month ago

    Strong against it!!! It is not landlord's responsiblity to help renters unless they voluntarily choose to do so. Landlords have their own bills and financial situations to take care. Government may help those including renters, landlords, and anyone with equal right and urgent need for help, by their applications. Not every renters are affected by the virus. It is unfair and unconstitutional for some people to take advantage of other people's hard earned money and investment.

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    Xiao Liu about 1 month ago

    It is unconstitutional, violate contractual rights and private property rights. We will bring lawsuit against the City if it would be passed.

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    Evan Chang about 1 month ago

    This proposal is not reasonable and will cause much damage on community

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    jiajing li about 1 month ago

    oppose

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    Xin Ma about 1 month ago

    I am a rental property owner. I am doing my best to help tenants. Do not destroy my livelihood. Property right is a Constitutional right. See the 5th amendment. Property right is a human right. See Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    To shift government responsibility to the shoulders of housing providers is dividing our community in the pandemic when we need unity. This act is cowardly and shameful.

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    Stephen Yu about 1 month ago

    Who going to pay the mortgage, tax, repair and utility bills etc if tenants do pay rent. Is the government going to help pay those expenses?

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    Caryn Hreha about 1 month ago

    Eviction moratoriums are helping keep people housed right now, but the obligation to pay rent later on is destabilizing tenant households who have lost income due to COVID-19. If City Council does not suspend the obligation to pay rent, there will be a huge number of tenants whose housing will be jeopardized once the crisis is over because they will owe thousands of dollars in back rent after several months of unemployment. Moratoriums without rent suspension are just delaying a massive crisis.

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    Julia W about 1 month ago

    This is absurd. Why do you assume that the landlords are rich and be able to survive this? Will the county be willing to waive the property tax, the bank to waive the mortgage payment, the insurance company to waive the premium?

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    Jean Shir about 1 month ago

    This is not right I oppose it

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    Susan Young about 1 month ago

    NO, NO, NO! strongly oppose! Landlord are just like tenants, they are struggling too. Without the rent coming in, how are they supposed to survive!

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    H Ling about 1 month ago

    It’s against constitution. It undermines property right.

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    Georgia C about 1 month ago

    I strongly oppose. It will hurt the rental market and will create a chain of default.

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    Ellen Tang about 1 month ago

    Oppose

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    Hong Jin about 1 month ago

    moving the burden from one group of people to force on to another group of people who is also struggling under the same emergency situation doesn’t make any sense at all! It’s unfair and unjustified

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    Vivian Yu about 1 month ago

    This is totally against the constitution. Can the landlords be granted waive on paying their mortgage and property tax under this circumstance?

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    Jianbiao Xu about 1 month ago

    Rent suspension is unlawful. Rent might be deferred due to hardship by Coronavirus as tax return submission. No one cannot do tax suspension, why the rent should be??? Landlords have their costs and will San Jose will help on it???

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    Kira Ge about 1 month ago

    There are many other ways to provide assistance to people who need housing during the crisis, for example, the city of San Jose can launch programs similar to section 8. The landlords should not be punished for this public health crisis, and just like the tenants, we have bills to pay. Elected officials should not take away one groups' right to help another group, this is unconstitutional and unethical. Please pass this website to your friends and families so that they could provide comments

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    Jenny Lu about 1 month ago

    In this hard situation, my kids are at home. Their dad has to work from home very hard, and I have to sacrifice my job my work to support the whole family. We have our own mortgage to pay , have property tax to pay, already lost a lot. I agree that some of the tenants need financial support. As a home owner we have already lower tenets’ rental and postpone their payment. But before the city and the bank stopping our tax and mortgage , just suspend the rental is too unfair to home owners!

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    Ling Wang about 1 month ago

    This is illegal and violating Constitution. The person who suggests such proposal should be removed from his or position.

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    Wei Huang about 1 month ago

    Oppose this!

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    Lisa Anderson about 1 month ago

    NO, NO, NO! Landlord are just like tenants, they are struggling too. Without the rent coming in, how are they supposed to survive!

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    denise gachpazany about 1 month ago

    Mortgage relief is NOT happening. This is not a guarantee or likelihood for many small landlords, especially with the financial state of the banks at the moment. This was even reported by NPR today. Deferring rent is fine, but never collecting it jeopardizes many of their livelihood, or usually their life savings. What is being proposed will create MORE job losses , financial losses and strains.

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    Joe K about 1 month ago

    I strong oppose! This is an unfair act! As a landlord, I tried my best to assist my tenant! I will break too when I do not have my income source ( rental income) just like everyone else when they don’t have their income source! If you can suspense my mortgage balance from the bank as well as my property tax, I am definitely able to do the same for my tenant! We are all in the same boat!

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    SAMANTHA HASCHKE about 1 month ago

    OPPOSE and obviously it is unconstitutional!!!

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    Hui Li about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose! Landlord are also citizens. It is not right to sacrifice one group for another. No justice here! Landlord still needs to pay mortgage n property tax.

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    Catherine L about 1 month ago

    If the Concilmemeber really wants to help, they should donate their 3 months of salary to the renters to show their leadership and love from the bottom of their heart.

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    Connie Guo about 1 month ago

    It will hurt real people, hurt hardworking people. I am a small homeowner who depend on rent income to pay for mortgage and my child’s college. I will be hurt tremendously, who speaks for me?

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    Rob Coon about 1 month ago

    The City of San Jose is acting like old communists in the early 20th century. Do not rob the landlords as a way to help the local community. The landlords are hit hard by the pandemic, we will have to file bankruptcy if you pass this law. Shame on those people who support this immoral proposal.

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    Yikki Yi about 1 month ago

    Strongly opposed. Absolutely insane and unfair for landlords like everyone else who has to survive through this when job is being cut and tenants not paying rent, when landlords still have to pay mortgages and all expenses. Ridiculous proposal, out of human touch.

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    J Ll about 1 month ago

    This wouldn’t solve the problem, and not fair. Landlords are under the exactly same pressure as tenants. They also have family to support. They may lose job, may get sick and have to pay bills including mortgages and property taxes. Please do not rob landlords!

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    Jennifer Ngo about 1 month ago

    Dear council members,

    I am a property owne in San Jose. I strongly oppose to San Jose City Council's effort to prohibit owners from collecting rent. Owners also lose their jobs from this pandemic and still have to pay our mortgage, property tax and all expenses associated with the rental property. Owners face the same, if not more, financial distress of the Covid-19 impact as well.

    Jennifer Ngo

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    George Zhou about 1 month ago

    Dear Sir,
    While intention of this proposal is good to help people, but the actions is not right. The landlord can be already lost the job, and he or she is waiting for rent to cover the cost of living or maintainable cost. The solution should come from local governments or let landlords volunteer to do so, or defer the rent, But government should not force it. Please do not pass bills Thanks. George Zhou

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    Haihui Shen about 1 month ago

    That is against the constitution. The government has no right to do so.

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    Kel Yip about 1 month ago

    Communist policy

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    bei jia about 1 month ago

    Dear Mayor Liccardo and City Council members,

    OWNING PROPERTIES IS NOT A CRIME!!
    DO NOT PUNISH LANDLORDS!!

    Every penny I invest in my rental properties is from my hard work, and I am proud to be a taxpayer, who is paying more than 50,000 dollars tax to federal. state, and city governments. My ability to pay tax is enabled by my rental properties. Owning properties cost money, including HOA dues, property tax, Mortgage Payments, and more. Do not punish landlords for the crisis!

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    Fanxin Wu about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose! Landlords need to live too.

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    Jenny Ren about 1 month ago

    It will hurt real people, hurt hardworking people. I am a small homeowner who depend on rent income to pay for mortgage and my child’s college. I will be hurt tremendously, who speaks for me?

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    F Krelle about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose! Will city help us to pay our mortgage and property taxes.
    Oppose !!!!!!!!

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    Zhida Lan about 1 month ago

    It is against constitution. It breaks current financial system. Please stop doing that

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    Paul Johnson about 1 month ago

    WHY CITY STAFF HAS REMOVED ALL THE MESSAGES AGAIN? ARE YOU TRYING TO IGNORE US?

    WE SHOULD SUSPEND YOUR PAY.

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    A Lou about 1 month ago

    I strongly oppose! While deferring rent may be necessary temporarily, being forced to forgive rent would leave me unable to pay the mortgage.I already sought SBA assistance,that request takes time to materialize, as I am not the only one trying to get help and there is no guarantee I will get approved for this assistance. I ask the City Council to focus on real solutions to this crisis, such as financial assistance to tenants to help them pay rent or to landlords who are deferring rent.

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    Hannah Nead about 1 month ago

    Strongly support. Last week, $11 million in rental assistance was used in just 15 hours. Tenants who have experienced illness or job loss because of this public health emergency should not have to choose between paying for necessities like food and medicine or paying rent during this unprecedented crisis. This dilemma could force many workers to leave their home to find some way to earn an income at a time when they should be staying home.

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    Jing Rios about 1 month ago

    Strong Oppose! Will the City help property owners pay the mortgage and property tax? Without collecting the rent, how do we pay mortgage and property tax?

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    Jalyn Mitchell about 1 month ago

    San José’s eviction moratorium is keeping families housed, but families who are relying on this protection and unable to work will fall into insurmountable debt and face displacement once the COVID-19 crisis is over unless City Council also suspends their rent. Last week, $11 million in rental assistance was used in just 15 hours. San Jose’s thousands of undocumented workers won’t have access to state and federal relief. Charity alone won’t solve this issue. We need a rent pause.

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    Willa Wr about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose!

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    Susan M about 1 month ago

    Oppose. My mortgage on my rental is not covered by the CARES or anything else. What am I supposed to do? What about the property tax, insurance, maintenance and repair expense etc? Is SJ and the County going to forgive business license tax and property tax? Focus on finding real solutions like SJ giving financial assistance to tenants needing help to pay rent. Don't just "kick the can" down the road and create another layer of problems/instability. Please come up with a better plan.

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    Aurelio Rios about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose. Are you refunding my property taxes? Are you paying my mortgage? Are you paying for my employees? This is wrong what you're proposing.

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    Debbie Garcia about 1 month ago

    Many Paid 2nd install of prop tax due 2 on April 10th no delay offered.no options just a fine for delay. Why no hold on that? How r we 2 protect r homes and ability to pay mortgage if we can’t get reimbursed in rents? Vacant homes can’t be shown for rentals now due to covid19- another loss. Jobs lost in that housing arena from realty to cleaning. We need help we can’t afford to lose a home we have worked so hard to obtain and keep. Solutions please!

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    Stephen Schall about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose. Without a mortgage suspension, this would single out landlords as the subset of the population that's forced to bear the financial burden of this crisis. There are a number of state and federal actions already being taken to support all citizens, based on how significantly they've been impacted and their need.

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    V Svi about 1 month ago

    Strongly oppose. Robbing the hard working people who depend on rent for living to favor others are NOT right

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    Ashutosh Agharkar about 1 month ago

    How are landlords supposed to pay mortgages? Are you suspending the need to pay mortgages too? I strongly oppose this resolution.

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    Duyen Tran about 1 month ago

    Please do not turn San Jose into a communist city. This is absurd and not legit!!!