Proposed Rental Inspections Program Revisions
Over the last year, the City has deferred rental inspections due to public health concerns relating to COVID-19. While looking into restarting the rental inspection program, the City also began to review the program as a whole, including ordinances and processes, with a few goals in mind:
- Finding ways to improve efficiencies and equity
Utilizing the rental program as a platform to build upon the City's current outreach efforts to meet citywide renter engagement and participation goals.
Below are the draft documents for the program for public review. Interested parties are encourage to review and provide comments/feedback through a brief survey by June 28, 2021.
The City uses this checklist internally for the program and is what will be communicated to property owners/managers.
This is the full, formal checklist that will be posted and used if more detailed questions arise about specific areas.
Program Revision Timeline
Below is the tentative timeline for the process.
Staff begin initial meetings to develop goals and process
Internal process review
High-level community engagement (Hopkins Apartment Managers Association, Multicultural Advisory Committee, rental owners and community at-large)
Staff review of engagement and finalization of draft revisions
Multicultural Advisory Committee input/review
Community review and input on draft revisions
June 14-June 28
Staff review of feedback and revisions of the draft
June 28-July 9
Final staff revisions based on input received from council
July 21 - 29
Council first reading
Council second reading