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Council Reject Arguments Against Rent Control


August 22, 2019

Dear Editor,

We are deeply troubled, though unfortunately not surprised, by Culver City council’s 4-1 decision to pass last night’s 3% 12-month rent freeze urgency ordinance. Regardless of one’s opinion on rent control, council’s lack of transparency and dialogue in passing this ordinance should concern all residents.

Many multifamily owners tried to argue for a good faith compromise on the rent freeze, invoking other local cities like Glendale and Long Beach. Council’s consultants pointed out that, among multifamily owners, rents only rose about 3% annually in the past five yea...

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Reader Comments(3)

Jazz4111 writes:

temporary freeze expires in 12 months, really? So then please explain why the email address on the Culver City official website states: for additional information please email: Not rent freeze - RENT CONTROL!

CCresident writes:

Another NIMBY spreading misinformation. Here are the facts: -It's a temporary measure (set to expire in 1 year's time) & was put in place to allow for some time to CONTINUE the discussion with the community. Landlords are STILL ALLOWED to raise rent, up to 3%. And renters have some relief knowing there's a limit to those increases. It's called compromise and it's an idea that America is build on. - It only effects buildings built on or before Feb. 1, 1995.

MKS writes:

I have lived in Culver City for 10 years and have had normal increases every year until the last 4 years. My rent has increase a total of 40%! More than half my income goes to rent. This is wrong. It’s price gauging. Just remember everyone - pigs get fat...hogs get slaughtered.


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