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 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. For more background information, please visit www.el-cerrito.org/tenantprotections.