Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure early Tuesday. Despite objections for many apartment owners the freeze will be in place for twelve months.

The vote was 4-1 with Vice Mayor Goran Eriksson opposing the move.

As expected, the comments and debate lasted well into Tuesday morning

The city council capped annual increases to 3% in buildings built on or before February 1, 1995. Tenants in those properties will have just-cause evictions protections as well, meaning a landlord can't remove them unless certain conditions are met, such as failure to pay rent.

Many smaller apartment owners expressed positions that they would no longer be able to pay for upkeep of the units without the ability to increase rents.

Protect Culver City Renters a group of rent control supporters ended up juxtaposition to a newly formed group named “Protect Culver City” which opposed the council’s move.


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