At the October 10 council meeting, the city council passed changes to the rent control ordinance. Corporation counsel ruled that these changes were limited, which didn't require a public hearing. Yet that same evening, the city council amended a tax abatement given earlier in the year. A minor change caused this abatement to have another second hearing.
The change to the tax abatement was based on spelling, the change to the rent control ordinance was based on the inclusion and exclusion of co-ops apartments under rent control.
I believe this action may cause another lawsuit by tenants. Whether the city council is for or against an action, public hearings must be followed.