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Rent Control Threatened by 4-1 Vote in Los Angeles County

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for !!!!!!!!!!!!me--cashual-shirt.jpgThe risk of mobilehome park rent control re-appearing in the County of Los Angeles since the phase out this office assisted in effecting years ago, has been simmering since the election of Honorable Sheila Kuehl, an advocate of Santa Monia rent controls elected to the Board. I wrote about this risk then, and well, it is back as predicted now. As reported in the Daily News (brought to our attention by WMA's excellent local rperesentative Jarryd Gonzales), a move is on to draft an ordinance. 

Assembly Bill 1506 Defeated!! (Rescission of Costa-Hawkins Rent Decontrols)

The Costa-Hawkins law provides for rent decontrol on transfer of tenancy for residential bloom-213-09-29-17-affordable-housing-bill-signing.jpgrental properties. Many have objected to adjustments of rents to real market conditions for new tenants, even after lengthy forced subsidization of rents--sometimes for the wealthy. Today, January 11, 2018, the California Legislature voted in Committee on whether to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act. Rent controlled cities and counties already have the power to pass rent controls. But AB1506 would also empower municipalities to force property owners to subsidize starting rents for new tenants. Essentially, AB 1506 (Bloom) repeals the Costa-Hawkins Act.

Assembly Bill 1506 Defeated!! (Rescission of Costa-Hawkins Rent Decontrols)

The Costa-Hawkins law provides for rent decontrol on transfer of tenancy for residential bloom-213-09-29-17-affordable-housing-bill-signing.jpgrental properties. Many have objected to adjustments of rents to real market conditions for new tenants, even after lengthy forced subsidization of rents--sometimes for the wealthy. Today, January 11, 2018, the California Legislature voted in Committee on whether to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act. Rent controlled cities and counties already have the power to pass rent controls. But AB1506 would also empower municipalities to force property owners to subsidize starting rents for new tenants. Essentially, AB 1506 (Bloom) repeals the Costa-Hawkins Act.

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