Ellis Relocation Ord. Not Stayed Pending Appeal
On May 26, 2005, the City appealed Judge Warren's ruling in the Pieri case that the recent Peskin amendment to the Rent Ordinance extending Ellis relocation payments to all tenants violated the Ellis Act and was illegal. The appeal automatically stays the judge's ruling, and the plaintiff’s motion to lift the stay was denied on June 27, 2005. Tenants may therefore assert their rights to relocation payments under the Peskin amendment pending a final decision on appeal. Owners and tenants may wish to seek legal advice regarding how to proceed while the appeal is pending.