Breaking: Sacramento Inches Toward Statewide Rent Control

California leaders announced an agreement to enact strong tenant protections, says a release trumpeting Governor Gavin Newsom’s support for capped rent increases and just-cause eviction only. But we have been here before only to be disappointed by our Sacramento lawmakers. Because it is a rocky road from good intentions to signed legislation. Let’s look at what’s on offer.

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State Rent Stabilization Laws Need Reform!

You might have heard this campaign slogan coined in New York City: “The rent is too damn high!” It was the foundation of a new political party, too, which ran candidates for Mayor and Governor of New York. Well the rent is too damned high here, too, and we need to change our rent stabilization ordinance to moderate excessive increases and provide the more-than-half of city households with real tenant protections.

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