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Landlord/Tenant Laws, Issues, Initiatives

Oct 3, 2018

Landlord/Tenant -- Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Sal Timpano to consider issues, laws & initiatives as Elections loom, November 6th. Ballot propositions borrowed here from a round-up by Capital Public Radio's Emily Zentner: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2018/06/29/here-are-the-12-ballot-propositions-on-californias-november-2018-election/ Allowing Local Authorities to Enact Rent Control measures, Prop 10 would give Cali localities freedom to enact rent controls. On this  November's ballot, Proposition 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and its ban on certain types of rent control [http://www.capradio.org/articles/2018/06/20/rent-control-is-coming-to-californias-november-ballot-heres-whats-at-stake/], including protections for tenants of single-family homes, condos and apartments built after 1995. Also check Liza Veale's KALW capsule on Prop 10 http://www.kalw.org/post/california-proposition-10-repeal-costa-hawkins#stream/0  Other props pertinent to housing are 1, 2 & 5.  Recently, San Franciscans voting in June 2018, enacted Prop F. As described in National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) report leads off: "During the California state primary election on June 5, San Francisco residents voted to approve a ballot initiative for the city to guarantee legal representation to all tenants facing eviction. The measure, Proposition F, requires the city to establish, fund, and run a program to provide legal representation for all residential tenants in San Francisco, regardless of income. San Francisco joins New York City as the only two cities to pass right-to-counsel legislation." (see more at http://nlihc.org/article/field-san-francisco-voters-guarantee-right-counsel-all-tenants-facing-eviction)