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Friday, April 12, 2019
Tenant Screening Ordinance Could Get Overhaul
The Willamette Week reports that Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to propose significant changes to Commissioner Eudaly's proposed tenant screening ordinances. Wheeler's spokesperson Eileen Park said the Mayor's "primary concerns are those raised in public testimony...including the rent to income ratios, the look-back period on criminal activity, potential support for small landlords and their ability to apply certain requirements, and also the impact on how we can continue to encourage housing development in our entire city." It is unclear whether the Mayor's vote is needed to pass the policy. Read more.