Tag: state law

Affordable Housing Forum January 21 BTU, in conjunction with Berkeley Citizens Action, Progressive Student Association, and CalSERVE, are hosting an event on affordable housing, with guest speakers including Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember Kate Harrison, and Rent Board Commissioner Leah Simon-Weisberg. …

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Repealing Costa Hawkins would solve a lot of problems for Berkeley. This state law gives landlords the right to jack the rent upon vacancy, bans local laws to regulate rents on any post-1996 construction, and exempts single-family homes and condos …

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Two Berkeley renters died last week in a case of carbon monoxide poisoning. News reports did not say if the building’s owner was required to have installed a carbon monoxide detector, but BTU thought this would be a good time …

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