Tenants in WeHo’s rent-stabilized apartment buildings now will be able to install electric vehicle charging stations in their building parking structures, if they pay for them.
The West Hollywood City Council last night adopted an ordinance that extends the charging station installation right, which previously had been granted only to renters in non-rent stabilized buildings.
A memo from the city’s Human Services and Rent Stabilization Department says extending installation of charging stations to rent-stabilized tenants “could have a beneficial impact to many West Hollywood residents who wish to purchase an electric vehicle.” It cites a report from the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation that says “a consumer needs a place to charge an electric vehicle and ideally the primary location would be the consumer’s residence.”
Seventy-percent of housing in West Hollywood is rent stabilized.
Tenants would have to pay for the charging station and its installation and also reach an agreement with the landlord on the cost of electricity associated with the charging station if a separate meter could not be installed.