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Housing in the News

Great Summary of the Short Term Rentals Issue “Almost everyone agrees that there’s nothing wrong with renting out a spare bedroom to travelers, and there’s not even much harm in renting your entire house for a month or two if

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Hancock Vote Hurts Renters

Like her husband Mayor Bates, Berkeley’s representative in the California Senate is starting to vote against tenants. BTU needs you to stand with us, and tenants across the state, to stop a very real threat. We are asking you to

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News and Updates

Berkeley Referendum Ends in Tears “At issue was the redistricting map the council approved in December, with Worthington, Anderson and Arreguin dissenting. The city must adjust council boundary lines after each decennial census to equalize the population among council districts.The

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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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Renters Around the Bay

Oakland fights to close rent control loophole: Berkeley tenants enjoy protections against bad business decisions by owners. Here, landlords can only passthrough “capital” costs if they were not foreseeable when they set the initial rent or they can’t make a

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