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Guest opinion: Rent-increase mediation law could help

Original post made on Nov 13, 2015

Even though six of seven members of the Mountain View City Council were screened and endorsed by landlord groups using fictitious names such as the "Mountain View Housing Council," and cannot be expected to support any form of rent control, it could be that a majority of the council will do something for renters as soon as the next regular meeting on Dec. 1.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Gary Wesley
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 13, 2015 at 1:57 am

The "Mountain View Housing Council" is a California "non-profit" corporation established in 1978 and endorses candidates for City Council every two years. Five current City Councilmembers listed the endorsement of this so-called "Housing Council" on their own campaign websites while a sixth Councilmember, Chris Clark, listed another landlord group called the "Tri-County Apartment Association." Candidates endorsed by landlord groups are allowed to post campaign signs at apartment complexes around the city. Only new Councilmember Lenny Siegel was NOT endorsed by a landlord group.

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