Following months of discussion by the public and the Menlo Park Housing Commission, the City Council has scheduled a study session about a potential tenant relocation assistance ordinance in Menlo Park for Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Such ordinances typically require landlords to provide assistance, often in the form of cash payments, to renters who are evicted for no reason.

The council was initially supposed to discuss the topic at its Jan. 29 meeting, but the matter was postponed because it was being reviewed by the city attorney, according to Mayor Ray Mueller.

The City Council may have discussed the matter in a closed session held that day, but the topic was not disclosed. Several people assumed the closed session was about a possible tenant relocation policy and gave public comments in advance, including Housing Leadership Council organizer Angie Evans and Menlo Park Housing Commissioner Karen Grove.

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