Tag Archives: Rent control

“Progressives” and Prop. 10

At first glance, it might seem easy for any Alamedan who identifies herself as a “progressive” to decide to back Proposition 10, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act and permit cities to enact rent-control ordinances covering all rental properties within … Continue reading

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Is the rent stabilization ordinance working?

The results of our study conclude that Alameda’s rent stabilization ordinance appears to be having the desired effect on the rental housing market, namely to discourage relocating existing tenants to gain higher rent from new tenants, provide financial assistance to … Continue reading

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DelBono v. Ashcraft

Last week, the Merry-Go-Round reported how, according to the report by public-agency lawyer Michael Jenkins, Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft refused to join the offensive mounted by Alameda firefighters’ union president Jeff DelBono to get his hand-picked candidate appointed fire chief. … Continue reading

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Ballot bollocks

This November, the ballot for Alameda voters will contain a measure to incorporate the existing rent stabilization ordinance into the City Charter.  Ordinarily, the Merry-Go-Round wouldn’t pay much attention to the actual ballot question the electorate will be asked to … Continue reading

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Buy one, get one free

As former Councilman Tony Daysog (among many others) is fond of saying, “Elections have consequences.” The latest case in point in Alameda involves Mr. Daysog himself. Now that our elected officials are taking their August recess, the Merry-Go-Round decided to … Continue reading

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Rob Bonta, Esq.

We always knew that State Assemblyman and former Alameda City Councilman Rob Bonta was a grandstander, but we hoped and expected that, given his education (Yale College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School) and professional experience (law clerk, litigation associate, … Continue reading

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The landlords’ one-two punch

Contrary to what you may have heard or read, Alameda landlords and their allies actually are mounting a two-pronged campaign to overturn Council’s recent 3-2 decision to prohibit so-called “no-cause” evictions.

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