DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will consider recommendations from the city’s Safe/Quality Housing Task Force at a special joint meeting at 6 p.m. today.
One of the recommendations is an ordinance that would require crime-free lease clauses in all future rental agreements. Under the proposed ordinance, a tenant could be evicted from his apartment if engaged in illegal activity.
“It’s an added tool of the landlord that isn’t necessarily available to them on a citywide basis,” City Manager Mark Biernacki said.
Because this is the first joint meeting, Biernacki does not expect a vote on any of the ordinances.
The council also will consider other proposals relating to chronic nuisance violations, registration/licensing and rental property inspections.
The meeting will be in the City Council chambers of the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.