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Tenants Win Berkeley Elections!

Like progressives all over America, Berkeley voters are sad, angry and frightened about the national election results. However, we have a lot to celebrate at home, and can look forward to once again leading these United States in progressive, humane,

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Everyone Wants Rent Control!

Six Bay Area Cities Have Ballot Measures http://www.mercurynews.com/census/ci_30089584/mountain-view-residents-push-historically-elusive-rent-control Getting Renters to Vote Might Be the Heart https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/10/06/is-rent-control-fair-the-question-at-the-heart-of-the-debate/ Tenants Are Really Getting Together http://www.tenantstogether.org/updates/5-cities-going-november-2016-ballot-rent-control Landlords Tell the Same Old Lies http://www.beyondchron.org/landlords-recycle-rent-control-falsehoods/ Alameda Arguments on CPI – Truth http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/09/21/alj-letters-0923/ Santa Rosa Gets

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ORGANIZE!

Your Berkeley Tenants Union’s quarterly members meeting will be March 30th. It is open to all members, and you can join BTU at the meeting if you are willing to sign our member pledge. Contact us for more information. The

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Everybody Wants Rent Control Update

Despite the bad news from Richmond, folks all over the Bay, the State – even the World – are clamoring for an end to extreme profits and astronomical rent increases. The owners have kept us on the defensive for three

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Richmond Rent Control Suspended

The California Apartment Association, supported by the Berkeley Property Owners Association, has put a stop to rent control in Richmond, the first California city to invoke such protections for renters in three decades. The law was supposed to go into

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Richmond (Almost) Gets Rent Control

update 8/9/15: RICHMOND GOT PROTECTIONS!  “The ordinance, first voted on in July, has undergone several changes and required two readings before becoming law. It takes effect Sept. 4 but will base rents at their July 21 levels to prevent landlords

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Everybody Wants Rent Control!

Did you know most states prohibit rent control? Or that here in California rent control is not allowed, only rent stabilization? Plus, the State of California won’t let any local jurisdiction put any building built after 1995 under any form

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News and Updates

CIty Council Finally Making Seismic Retrofits the Law http://www.dailycal.org/2013/11/20/city-property-owners-may-required-retrofit-seismically-unsafe-buildings/ Berkeley Backs Off Supporting Richmond, CA on Foreclosure Efforts Item 32 for December 2nd was amended to remove references to joining Richmond’s Joint Powers Authority, making the Council’s deliberations meaningless: www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Clerk/City_Council/2013/12Dec/Documents/2013-12-03_Item_32_Supporting_City_of_Richmond_-_Rev.aspx

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