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California Lawmakers Seek New Ways to Relieve High Rents

Legislators are trying to chip away at the law that restricts tenant protections around the state.

March 21, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

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California Gas Tax Supporters Get Good News from Latest Voter Survey

In a turnaround from prior voter surveys, a poll released Wednesday on November propositions found a slim majority of voters opposed to repealing the state's first legislative gas tax increase since 1989. Rent control opponents received good news too

September 29, 2018 - The Mercury News

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Tenants in Rent Controlled Buildings in California to Gain EV Charging

An exemption to an existing law was removed Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that affords tenants in rent-controlled buildings the same right to request electric vehicle charging capability as renters in unregulated apartments.

August 23, 2018 - Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (California)

California REITS Have Much at Stake on Election Day

One of the most controversial measures on the November 6 ballot in California is Prop. 10: the repeal of the landmark Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control. Real estate investment trusts are donating big time to defeat it.

August 15, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Tenant Advocates Turn in Signatures for Rent Control Ballot Measure in California

The measure would repeal the 1996 Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control ordinances. Repealing the act would allow cities with rent control to consider expanding rent control to provide tenants greater protections.

April 28, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The Landlord's Case for Stronger Rent Control

A small San Francisco landlord argues for repealing state restrictions on rent control.

January 2, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Hollywood Developer Self-Imposes Rent Control on New Project

It's an unprecedented move, but developer Champion Real Estate hopes to be "part of the solution" for pricey Los Angeles.

November 20, 2017 - Curbed LA

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Rent Control's Mixed Effects in San Francisco

As California debates the future of rent control in its municipalities, a group of Stanford economists have conducted research that connects San Francisco's existing policy with higher housing costs.

November 14, 2017 - The Mercury News

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