Oakland OKs proposal to pause rent increases

The original version asked for a temporary prohibition on no-cause evictions and rent increases that aren’t tied to the annual consumer price index. The proposal, which drew more than 200 speakers to City Hall, elicited painful stories from longtime residents who stand to lose their homes. Reinke said the moratorium, which would not apply to homes built after 1983 because of the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, would prevent mom-and-pop property owners from making a decent return on their investment. Abigail Bornstein, a teacher and owner of a small duplex, said the moratorium would unfairly penalize small property owners who

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