Cal City is looking for proposals for property management – The City Council reviewed, Nov. 8, a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a property management company and maintenance crew to address the problems at the city’s senior housing facilities.
Council and community members have been discussing the issue of how to manage the Desert Jade Legends housing facilities after the departure of a housing manager.
Because the city doesn’t have anyone to clean out the units or make repairs, vacant apartments sit empty. (Cal City is looking for proposals for property management)
Jim Creighton, a Council Member, stated that the contract was lacking some essential items such as emergency repairs, turn-around times, and a fixed price.
Karen Macedonio, Councilmember, stated that she would like the request to include details about how the contractor would work together with the existing tenants association as well with the Housing and Urban Development Department and ensure compliance.(Cal City is looking for proposals for property management)
She wanted to make sure that this effort would not be a temporary solution for the present, but build a senior community. It is something I hope we look forward to more.
Jim Hart, interim city manager, stated that some local property management companies expressed interest but no formal negotiations have been held.
The senior housing was built on a model that offers below-market rent rates. Mayor Pro Tem Nick Lessenevitch stated that it is unlikely to be financially sustainable for an outside company.(Cal City is looking for proposals for property management)
The Council demanded that the RFP be amended and resubmitted for approval before it was released.
Hart stated that once the contract is awarded, it is likely that the process will take around three months. (Cal City is looking for proposals for property management)