13.42.030 Operating standards--Owners, Property Managers and responsible residents.

A.    1. Any person who owns a GLA or Mini-Dorm shall register with the City of Berkeley as such. Registration shall include contact information for both the owner and any Property Manager, including the name and contact information for a natural person who can be contacted in the event of an emergency.

2.    The owner of any GLA with more than 15 residents, and the owner of more than one parcel that includes a Mini-dorm, shall hire a Property Manager. The Property Manager need not be a resident of a GLA or Mini-dorm but must be available and authorized to respond to complaints about the GLA or Mini-dorm at all times. The owner or Property Manager shall provide all tenants with a copy of this Chapter and Chapter 13.48 at the time they begin their tenancy. For purposes of this subdivision, a person owns a Mini-dorm or GLA if they have a majority or controlling interest in a Mini-dorm or GLA.

3.    Owners and Property Managers shall be liable for any violation of this Chapter.

B.    The residents of each Mini-dorm or GLA shall designate a Responsible Resident, who shall be responsible for:

1.    ensuring that all refuse and materials to be recycled are properly managed and collected, and that all refuse and recycling containers are returned to their appropriate locations after collection;

2.    ensuring that all vehicles at each Mini-dorm or GLA are utilizing off-street parking in approved spaces in compliance with Section 23D.12.080; and

3.    responding to all complaints regarding the Mini-dorm or GLA within 24 hours; keeping a log of all complaints, the response to the complaint and the resolution of the complaint; and retaining the complaint log for no less than 24 months. The Responsible Resident shall be responsible for these requirements unless a Property Manager is residing on site, in which case the Property Manager shall be responsible for these requirements. The complaint log shall be made available to City staff on request. The logs shall be made available to Berkeley residents residing within 300 feet of a mini-dorm or GLA within 10 days of a request. Any Berkeley residents residing within 300 feet of a mini-dorm or GLA may submit to the City a written request for a copy of the Responsible Resident’s or Property Manager’s log and City staff shall within 10 days of receipt of such request ask for a copy of the Responsible Resident’s or Property Manager’s log on behalf of the requesting resident; and

4.    promptly notifying the owner and Property Manager (if any) of any notices under Chapters 12.70 or 13.48.

The Responsible Resident shall not be responsible for any of the foregoing tasks that are the sole responsibility of the owner or Property Manager.

C.    The owner or Property Manager shall provide notice to all residents within 300 feet of:

1.    the existence and location of the Mini-dorm or GLA;

2.    the contact information for the Responsible Resident (or Property Manager, if they reside on-site), which shall include at least a telephone number or numbers, or e-mail address or addresses at which the Responsible Resident or Property Manager can be reached at any time; and

3.    the name and contact information for the Property Manager (if any) and the owner and the phone numbers at which they can be reached at any time.

Such notice shall be provided at least annually by September 1st, and whenever the identity or contact information for the Responsible Resident, Property Manager or owner changes.

D.    For any event subject to Section 13.42.036, the Responsible Resident shall notify at least one of the residents of each confronting or abutting property no less than 48 hours prior to the event and provide a contact number at which a Responsible Resident can be reached during the entire course of the event. Such notification may be in any form reasonably calculated to provide actual notice. (Ord. 7631-NS § 3, 2018: Ord. 7455-NS § 5, 2016: Ord. 7226-NS § 1 (part), 2012)