Courier Gets It Wrong: Relocation Fees Would Fall, Not Rise

Again the Beverly Hills Courier gets it wrong. A recent report says the Rent Stabilization Commission’s recommended change to Beverly Hills relocation fees would result in higher compensation for most tenants. Not true: nine out of ten households would receive a lower fee — as much as several thousand dollars less — while some households would see their compensation further slashed if they rent from a ‘mom-and-pop’ landlord. We try to correct the record with this letter to the editor but the “Newspaper of Record for Beverly Hills” declined to print it.

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Council Takes a Shellacking From the Community

City Council has come in for some bruising at the hands of community advocates Steve Mayer and Thomas White who are unhappy with the RSO amendment process. We share that view! The Courier also took City Hall to task for rolling back tenant protections. We share that view too! As I say in my letter to the editor, after two years of rent stabilization progress this is a step backwards.

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The Courier Got it Wrong!

When the Courier endorsed Nancy Krasne for City Council last month, we observed it was a curious move to make. There were seven candidates for three seats but the paper only endorsed Krasne. And some of the reasons were a stretch, we thought. But it was strategic: she was the paper’s candidate so why send voters to another candidate in the at-large election? Krasne didn’t place, though, so the Courier got it wrong. Again.

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