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File #: 17-0879    Version: 1 Name: 6/05/2017 Amend Sec 8:525 Information provided to tenants in City
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/5/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/19/2017 Final action: 6/19/2017
Enactment date: 6/5/2017 Enactment #: ORD-17-08
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 8:525 of Chapter 105, Housing Code, of Title VIII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-17-08)
Sponsors: Zachary Ackerman, Chip Smith, Christopher Taylor
Attachments: 1. 17-08 Ord Am Sec 8_525. Tenant Rights Information_Voting Registration Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 17-08 Ord Am Sec 8_525. Tenant Rights Information_Voting Registration Briefed.pdf, 3. Ord Am Sec 8_525. Tenant Rights Information_Voting Registration, 4. 17-08 Ordinance Approval Notice.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 8:525 of Chapter 105, Housing Code, of Title VIII of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-17-08)
Memorandum
Section 8:525 of the City Code currently requires local landlords and their agents to distribute to tenants and prospective tenants booklets explaining the rights of tenants under city and state law. These booklets are provided to local landlords by the City Clerk without charge per the City Code.

This amendment to Section 8:525 would add the additional requirement that landlords also provide tenants with copies of the State of Michigan Voter Registration Application and information on how to register to vote that would be supplied by the City Clerk without charge to landlords.

According to the City Clerk, there are currently 96,800 registered voters in the City. 77,612 are considered "active" which means 19,188 are "inactive." Inactive voters may be flagged as such due to a record of inactivity or reasonable suspicion that the voter no longer resides at the registered address (e.g. returned voter i.d. card, word-of-mouth, etc. ). "Inactive" voters are eligible to vote.
In the City of Ann Arbor there are approximately 55,000 housing units. Fifty-eight percent of City residents rent their housing.
Staff
Prepared by: Mary Joan Fales, Senior Assistant City Attorney and Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Sponsored by: Councilmembers Ackerman and Smith and Mayor Taylor
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-17-08

First Reading: June 5, 2017 Approved: June 19, 2017
Public Hearing: June 19, 2017 Published: June 22, 2017
Effective: August 1, 2017

HOUSING CODE

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 8:525 OF CHAPTER 105, HOUSING CODE, OF TITLE VIII OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR.
The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:
Section 1: That Section 8:525 of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:
8:525. - Information concerning tenants rights.
(1) The city shall provide the City Clerk with bo...

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