There are two measures on the 2016 ballot related to rent increases for certain residential units in the City of Mountain View. Measure V was placed on the ballot through the initiative petition process by the Mountain View Tenants Coalition. Measure W was placed on the ballot by the Mountain View City Council. Measure V was passed on 52.97% VS Measure W was failed on 48.43%. So Measure V will be effective soon.
Measure V analysis: http://www.mountainview.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=20313
The main points f Measure V:
- Annual increase to CPI
- To properties prior to Feb 1, 1995;
- Exempt SFH, Condom, Companion units, Duplexes, certain other housing units;
- Just Cause Eviction: apply to all units;
- Can bank rent increase to 10%;
- Rent could be decreased if landlords fail to maintain units;
- When the vacancy is higher than 5%, committee can suspend the measure.