Long Beach Suddenly Lurches Toward Rent Control

Long Beach Suddenly Lurches Toward Rent Control

2019-04-10T11:31:41-07:00April 10th, 2019|Advocacy|

Mr. Patton is a political consultant with Cal Heights Consultancy, owner of a small, family-run rental property, and volunteer executive director of the Long Beach Reform Coalition (a local government accountability network, which has not taken a position on rent control or other housing issues but includes member organizations which may have positions on those issues.)

(April 8, 2019, 8:45 p.m.) — I have to admit, it was only after waking up last Wednesday morning that I realized Long Beach had just joined the ranks of housing policy radicalism.

Even as I watched the council debate on it in person last Tuesday night, in the packed chamber with a crowd that overflowed and filled extra seating in city hall’s foyer, and spoke during public comment on it, I didn’t quite get how bad Agenda Item #19 was.

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