Rent control gets teeth

The California State Assembly approved a bill on May 4 that will restore the power of local governments to bring affordable rental units to their jurisdictions.
The bill by Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, a Democrat whose district includes Agoura Hills, David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) needed 41 votes to pass the Assembly. The final vote on AB 1505 was 47-23.
“Housing costs across the state have increased exponentially and absent corrective action there is no end ...

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