ALAMEDA (KPIX) — The high cost of housing is a problem across the Bay Area, but in Alameda, city leaders have been getting an earful about the issue from two 13-year old sisters who are not afraid to speak up.

Frida and Katya Cassidy-Schiesser feel right at home at Wood Middle School in Alameda, or with their friends on Girl Scout camping trips.  But it turns out the twins are pretty comfortable other places as well.

Earlier this year, Frida wrote and delivered a speech to the City Council about the need for rent control in the city.

“Over the past year, some Girl Scout meetings have had to turn into Girl Scout going away parties. The main cause of this is lack of rent control,” she told the Council.

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