Tag: Smoking laws

Arreguin Tries to Protect Tenants from Evictions for Smoking

Berkeley City Council may finalize the law making it illegal to smoke in any multi-unit building in Berkeley on Tuesday December 3. Councilman Arreguin is making one more attempt to ensure the new law treats owners and renters equally. His

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Berkeley to Pass Law for Evicting Smokers

On October 1, City Council rejected the long process between the Rent Board and the Health Commission and decided to draft new antismoking legislation on the fly. Staff has to come back with actual language, but it is very likely

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Smoking Law to City Council Tuesday October 1

The Berkeley Tenants Union has no position on the emerging legislation to make cigarette smoking illegal in all multiunit buildings in Berkeley. This hot issue pits neighbor against neighbor, especially since the City Council’s draft only has one enforcement mechanism:

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Berkeley Tenants in the News:
Security Deposits, Libel Lawsuit,
Smoking Ban

This just in – SB603, the great bill to protect security deposits that we’ve been telling you about, has failed in the state Senate. Tell your San Francisco pals that their Senator voted against protections for tenants. SF voters and

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City Council to Ban Smoking in Apartments and Condos

Berkeley’s City Council postponed a vote on a ban on all smoking in all multi-unit housing in the city until their May 28 meeting. BTU has not taken a position. From Berkeley Patch: Berkeley could become the first rent-control city

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