On May 21, 2019 the City Council (Resolution 2019-33) directed staff to form a Tenant Protections Task Force of eight (8) members made up equally of landlords and tenants. The purpose of the Task Force is to bring together landlords and tenants to find common ground in order to make policy recommendations to the City Council for their consideration. The Task Force works on Policy Pillar B: Reduce the Risk of Displacement and Help Stabilize At-Risk Populations of the City’s Affordable Housing Strategy. The Task Force will meet a minimum of 3 times led by a professional facilitator/mediator and staffed by the City’s Housing Analyst as the staff liaison. On July 31, 2019 the City Council modified the duties, responsibilities and duration (Resolution 2019-51) for the Task Force to include Just Cause for Eviction with a limited duration of twelve months from appointment.The City Council also took action to extend the duration of the Task Force on September 1, 2020 (Resolution 2020-46) For more background information, please visit www.el-cerrito.org/tenantprotections.