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Fri Aug 19 2016 (Updated 08/20/16)
Protect Our Right To Stay: No Suban La Renta
Fri Aug 19 2016 (Updated 08/20/16)
Renter Protections on the November Ballot for Six Bay Area Cities
On August 8, the Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC), tenants and other community members rallied to protest against no-cause evictions — and evictions at the Bay View Apartments in Alameda. ARC has recently collected enough signatures for a ballot measure that voters can vote on in November, to offer the renters in Alameda rent control protections and just cause eviction protections. However, the Alameda City Council has voted to place their own watered down version of renter protections that do not protect the renters from high rent increases or no-cause evictions, as a way to confuse the voters, according to ARC.

Renter protections are on the ballot for voters to vote on this coming November in the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Alameda, Burlingame, San Mateo, and Mountain View. No matter how hard the landlords and the California Apartment Association try to stop the renters movement, tenant advocates across the Bay Area are urging renters to vote on strong renter protections in the upcoming November elections, urging people to vote against weak proposals placed on the ballot by the City Council in Alameda and Mountain View.

Renter protections are on the ballot for 6 cities in November | Rent control is coming to Santa Rosa

Related Feature: Richmond Activists Wrap Up Renter Protection Signature Gathering Campaign
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