TRASH & RECYCLING RATES GOING UP AGAIN!
MATTHEW QUIRING Matthew Quiring graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in psychology, and received his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2008. Prior to joining Fried & Williams in 2014, Matthew was in private practice in Berkeley with over five years of experience resolving and litigating landlord-tenant disputes in Alameda County.
DOUG BRIEN Doug Brien is a former NFL placekicker turned real estate entrepreneur and public REIT CEO. After playing in the NFL for twelve years he co-founded Waypoint Homes, which ultimately became the second largest public single family REIT (Starwood Waypoint Homes) that owned and managed over 17,000 single family homes nationwide. Today, Doug is the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Mynd (www.Mynd.co), which is focused on making property management more trustworthy, profitable and simple.
GRANT CHAPPELL Grant Chappell is the Vice President of NAI Northern California. Since 2005, Grant has focused on East Bay apartment opportunities for his clients. Grant also serves on the Board of CEI, the Center for Elders’ Independence, a local nonprofit providing PACE Care to seniors in Alameda County. In his free time, Grant enjoys skiing, golf, biking and traveling.
RON KINGSTON Ron Kingston is the EBRHA state lobbyist and president of the California Political Consulting Group. He has 30 years of lobbying experience and is one of the original writers of the state’s legislation against rent control, the CostaHawkins Act. He grew up in South Lake Tahoe and lives in Carmichael with his wife Sherrie, a financial planner. In his spare time, he cycles, skis and takes international scuba diving trips.
A year after hitting owners with trash and recycling fee increases of as much as 500%, the City of Oakland has agreed to ANOTHER hike that will PUNISH property owners even more! For 1-4 Unit Buildings • Curbside and backyard compost collection — increasing more than 7% • Curbside recycling collection — new separate fee of $12.56 per cart • 2-4 units: Per-unit surcharge — increasing 19% • Single-family home curbside and backyard trash collection — increasing 8-10% • Contamination fees — $25-$50 per incident For 5+ Unit Buildings • Trash and compost rates — increasing more than 7% • Curbside recycling rates — increasing nearly 20% • Push/pull fees — increasing 5% • StopWaste Benchmark fee increasing • Contamination fees — $25-$50 per incident The City approved these increases, proving once again that they don’t care about the rights of property owners! Before signing this unfair deal, city officials said that rate increases under the new contract would not exceed 40%. Instead, more than two-thirds of EBRHA members surveyed saw hikes of 40-100%, and a third saw increases of 101-525%! In response, EBRHA filed a landmark lawsuit in June to expose the increases as an illegal tax. The lawsuit also calls into question the $25 million dollar annual franchise fee that the City collects. In order to win this case, the EBRHA Legal Fund must be well-supported, as it is common for cities to use legal tactics that prolong a case in order to deplete the plaintiff’s resources. We look to all EBRHA members for your support. Please donate to the legal action fund today.
Go to ebrha.com/legal-fund 4 RENTAL HOUSING
| DECEMBER 2016 |