Tag Archives: Michael Roush

A report card on the Rent Stabilization Ordinance

How well is the Rent Stabilization Ordinance  passed by Council last February working? If you want opinions, we refer you to the videos of the last two Council meetings, where speakers on and off the dais weighed in on that … Continue reading

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Get me rewrite!

Longer than a Wagner opera. Harder to follow than a Faukner novel. Less definitive than a Beckett play. We could go on, but we’re sure our readers realize by now that we’re talking about last Tuesday/Wednesday’s Council meeting devoted to … Continue reading

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How not to write a law

When we read the stories about how, on November 7, the landlord at the 34-unit Bayview Apartments on Central Avenue had begun the process of clearing out tenants by serving 60-day “no-fault” notices to vacate, we wondered right away: Wasn’t the … Continue reading

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A gag rule for City boards

When we reported in last week’s column on the slap-down delivered by former Mayor Marie Gilmore to the Recreation and Parks Commission, we thought we were relating an item of merely historical interest.  After all, Mayor Gilmore had been voted … Continue reading

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