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File #: 19-1304    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/6/2019 In control: Law
On agenda: 8/20/2019 Final action: 9/18/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT TITLE XIX, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 3 ENTITLED PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES IN EVICTION PROCEEDINGS, TO EXPAND THE POOL OF ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS OF LEGAL SERVICES, AMONGST OTHER CHANGES.
Sponsors: Council of the Whole
Attachments: 1. 19-1304 certified ordinance.pdf
Related files: 19-1446, 18-0673
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AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT TITLE XIX, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 3 ENTITLED PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES IN EVICTION PROCEEDINGS, TO EXPAND THE POOL OF ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS OF LEGAL SERVICES, AMONGST OTHER CHANGES.

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WHEREAS, the Municipal Council adopted Ordinance 6PSF-l December 19, 2018, creating the Office of Tenant Legal Services ("OTLS") to provide and coordinate free legal assistance to Newark's tenants of low income facing eviction or the threat thereof; and

WHEREAS, the OTLS issued a Request for Proposals (hereinafter "RFP") as required by the Ordinance to select a provider of legal services to serve this needy population; and

WHEREAS, it has become necessary to give the OTLS the flexibility to utilize the appropriate procurement processes as authorized under the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) necessary for the successful implementation and operation of the OTLS and in order for it to better serve Newark's tenants in need; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Ordinance 6PSF-I December 19, 2018, to allow the OTLS to utilize multiple appropriate procurement processes in order to expand the OTLS's pool of eligible providers of legal services to Newark's tenants in need.

Note: Additions are shown in bold and underlined and deletions are shown as strikethrough.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

Section 1. Title XIX entitled Rent Control, Chapter 3, entitled "Provision of Legal Services in Eviction Proceedings" of the Newark Municipal Code, is hereby amended and supplemented, to expand the pool of eligible providers of legal services, amongst other changes:

19:3-0. DECLARATION OF PUBLIC NECESSITY.

a. The Governing Body of the City of Newark does hereby declare that an emergency exists, within the City of Newark, where many of its...

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