City Appeals Case Regarding Ellis Relocation

City Appeals Case Regarding Ellis RelocationOn May 26, 2005, the City appealed judge Warren's ruling in the Pieri case that the recent amendment to the Rent Ordinance effective February 20, 2005 extending Ellis relocation payments to all tenants violated the Ellis Act and was illegal.  The appeal automatically stays the judge's ruling unless and until the stay is lifted by the court. The plaintiff has filed a motion to lift the stay which is currently set for hearing on June 24, 2005.  Owners and tenants may wish to seek legal advice regarding how to proceed in the interim.