Rent control

Raul R

Hello I have only been a resident of vallejo for 9 years, 7 at my present address. My present landlord purchased these apts. 2 years ago has raised the rent once, last Aug. by 10% but wants to raise it again in April. She has given me advance notice within legal limits but wants a 30% increase...$320 to be exact from my current rent of $880. What I find disconcerting is that no one else has received notice...I know because I talked to my neighbor nextdoor. Vallejo needs rent control for people like myself who only have their SSD to live on. I can afford another 10% but another 30? 

Remaking Rent Control--If Voters Approve

Back in spring, Berkeley’s rent board jumped out in front of San Francisco on a vote that could bring the most significant change to California housing in decades.

A grassroots campaign had just announced it had gathered enough signatures for Proposition 10, a statewide November ballot measure to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The 1995 state law took power from local governments, restricting their ability to enact or expand rent-control laws.

In San Francisco, voters could face a similar measure next year.

L.A. County Supervisors Approve Temporary Rent Control Ordinance for Mobile Homes

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday moved to impose temporary rent caps on mobile homes. The vote comes amid a broader, controversial push to remove barriers to rent control across California in response to rising housing costs.

In a 3-1 vote, supervisors approved temporary caps on so-called space rents — the price park owners charge residents to keep their homes on the premises. The ordinance, which will come back for final approval next month, would be in effect for 180 days and limit rent increases to 3% a year for leases of 12 months and less.

Apartment Group Says Sacramento City Council May Take Up Rent Control Ordinance

Sacramento’s escalating rents could result in the City Council enacting a rent control ordinance, possibly to head off a rent control ballot measure that could appear before voters in November.

The California Apartment Association posted an item on its website this week saying Mayor Darrell Steinberg would introduce such an ordinance for a vote as soon as next Tuesday’s City Council meeting, or at the meeting on June 19.

Sacramento Mayor Calls Possible Rent Control Measure 'A Threat'

Mayor Darrell Steinberg came out Thursday against an effort to put rent control on the ballot in Sacramento this November.

“Their initiative is a threat,” Steinberg said. “If it got on the ballot and it passed, I think that would be a problem.”

Housing advocates and labor groups have been gathering signatures to put a renter protections measure in front of voters this fall.

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