Monthly Archives: April 2019

The Legislator Is a Landlord: A Quarter of California Lawmakers Also Collect Rent

Along with voting on bills that include rent control caps and new protections for renters, one of the preferred side hustles for California legislators is collecting rent from tenants. At least 30 lawmakers — or 25 percent of the 120-member Legislature — own properties that generate income from renters, according to a CALmatters report. [...]

By |2019-05-01T08:47:04-07:00April 30th, 2019|Advocacy|

State Rent Control Bill Dies in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — An effort to expand rent control in California won’t move forward this year after the lawmaker behind it cancelled a planned public hearing Thursday, saying his plan needs more work. Assemblyman Richard Bloom, a Santa Monica Democrat, has tried unsuccessfully several times to expand rent control, which is severely limited by a 1995 [...]

By |2019-04-30T16:23:15-07:00April 30th, 2019|Advocacy|

California Lawmakers Advance Plan for Denser Housing

A proposal progressed Wednesday make houses easier to turn into fourplexes because the country grapples with a lack of affordable housing and to spur housing close to jobs and transportation. The step, a compromise between both senators, puts requirements for small and massive counties. Sens. Scott Wiener of both San Francisco along with Mike McGuire, [...]

By |2019-04-30T16:18:18-07:00April 30th, 2019|Advocacy|