Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Richmond Takes Rent Control to the Ballot

In Richmond the battle over rent control has moved out of the city council and into the streets where tenant activists will collect signatures to put the issue on the ballot. On Tuesday City Council Member Gayle McLaughlin with a coalition of renters and homeowners filed a ballot initiative with the city clerks office that will create rent control and no fault eviction protections for the city of Richmond. The ballot initiative comes in response to the successful petition and repeal of a similar ordinance narrowly approved by the city council last fall. Pacifica's Mike Kohn reports.