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News - August 23, 2019

Seeking middle ground on rent control, city instead finds a chasm

Council poised to 'poison' measure, tenant advocates allege

by Mark Noack

Mountain View city leaders could be hurting for allies as they venture down the thorny path of reforming the city's rent control law. In a rare sign of agreement, landlord and tenant advocates each signaled wariness if not outright hostility to the idea of patching up rent control rules, even if it made the law more sustainable in the long term.

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Posted by A mess
a resident of Gemello
on Aug 23, 2019 at 8:36 am

What a complete mess. As it is now, landlords will continue to sell rent controlled units and replace them with for sale units. The remanding rent controlled units will become like public subsidized housing.


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