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Oakland City Councilmember says rent increase cap best option for tenants and landlords

Oakland's City Hall
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Oakland's City Hall

As pandemic protections for landlords and tenants face away, there is growing concern over rent increases. In Oakland, the City Council approved an ordinance earlier this month that caps rent increases in rent-controlled buildings atthree-point-six percent this year. The move has evoked opposition from some landlords and property owners, who argue that the cap will hurt them most. KALW’s D’Andre Ball and Sunni Khalid recently spoke with the author of that ordinance, Oakland City Councilmember Carroll Fife.

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Sunni M. Khalid is a veteran of more than 40 years in journalism, having worked has in print, radio, television, and web journalism.