Posts Tagged: Rent Control

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Peskin’s Rent Control Expansion: Will it Work?

Peskin’s Rent Control Expansion: Will it Work?

Posted February 1, 2016 by

After winning election pledging to address San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis, Supervisor Aaron Peskin is now promoting a novel strategy: expanding rent control to newly constructed buildings. While state law bars rent control on post-1979 buildings, Peskin correctly believes that
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The New Rent Control Wars

The New Rent Control Wars

Posted November 9, 2015 by

On November 4, a near riot broke out in the usually quiet city of Alameda, California The reason? A battle over rent control. Rising rents and evictions are causing tenant displacement and activists hoped that the November 4 City Council
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Richmond Passes Rent Control

Richmond Passes Rent Control

Posted July 22, 2015 by Tenants Together

By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night, prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out
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Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Backs Unlimited Rent Increases

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Backs Unlimited Rent Increases

Posted May 12, 2015 by Dean Preston & Dan Harper

Mayor Tom Butt of Richmond is on a mission to make sure landlords can jack up rents in unlimited amounts on Richmond’s tenants. Butt acknowledges that Richmond rents are on the rise, but offers no meaningful solution to alleviate the
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Richmond Mayor Butt is Wrong on Rent Control

Richmond Mayor Butt is Wrong on Rent Control

Posted April 27, 2015 by Mike Parker

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt has set himself up to be the spokesman for landlords in a campaign against rent control in Richmond. The jump in Richmond rents the past few years, reflecting trends in the Bay Area, has produced new
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Tenant Legislation to Watch in 2015

Tenant Legislation to Watch in 2015

Posted January 12, 2015 by

Landlords and tenants in Sacramento are in a bit of a standoff these days, with each side having far more success killing the other’s bills than advancing their own agenda. This means that most logical solutions to today’s problems for
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