A motion to protect renters in Vancouver from “renovictions” and “aggressive buyouts” was passed unanimously by city council on Tuesday night.
#VanCityCouncil unanimously approves amended motion for UB-1 – Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buy-Outs.
Next meeting is City Finance and Services meeting tomorrow morning at 9:30 am. See agenda: https://t.co/SHNci1LnMw
— Vancouver City Clerk (@VanCityClerk) December 5, 2018
The motion, put forward by Councillor Jean Swanson and entitled Protecting Tenants from Renovictions and Aggressive Buyouts, calls for the city to immediately amend its Tenant Relocation and Protection Policy to:
It also resolves that the city:
Swanson tweeted her satisfaction of the result and credited the “courage” of tenants who risked “being blacklisted and evicted,” for their part in getting the motion passed.
Tenants who organized & spoke to City Council: you made this partial win possible. You did it with your eloquence and genuineness, and with your commitment and courage, and by sticking your neck out and risking being blacklisted and evicted — that takes a lot of courage. #vanpoli pic.twitter.com/E7eMsDLDqT
— Jean Swanson (@swanson4council) December 5, 2018