Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kniech recently expressed concern about housing affordability in Colorado in a commentary published by Colorado Politics (“Let’s restore local governments’ power to regulate rent,” Aug. 30). We share Councilwoman Kniech’s concerns about the lack of attainable housing in the Denver metro area, but rent control is not the solution.

According to Councilwoman Kniech, the answer was in last legislative session’s Senate Bill 225, which was rent control by another name. At the hearing for Senate Bill 225, testifier after testifier praised the bill because it would permit rent control.

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