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July 25, 1995 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Republican solidarity--and some help from Democrats--the Legislature on Monday struck down a contentious rent control feature in five California cities, including Santa Monica and West Hollywood, that prohibits landlords from raising the rent for new tenants. Pushed by landlord interests for more than a decade, a bill (AB 1164) that includes so-called vacancy decontrol was approved in the state Senate and moments later in the Assembly.
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NEWS
March 12, 1996 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters will be asked March 26 to settle an ugly fight between landlords and mobile home park tenants over repealing local rent controls and outlawing any rent restrictions in the future. At issue is Proposition 199, a relatively obscure initiative written and financed by park operators. They claim that a marketplace free of government controls would stimulate development of needed affordable housing and result in benefits for tenants due to increased competition.
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NEWS
March 12, 1996 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters will be asked March 26 to settle an ugly fight between landlords and mobile home park tenants over repealing local rent controls and outlawing any rent restrictions in the future. At issue is Proposition 199, a relatively obscure initiative written and financed by park operators. They claim that a marketplace free of government controls would stimulate development of needed affordable housing and result in benefits for tenants due to increased competition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995 | MARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cover of the December issue of Westside Apartment Monthly, a magazine published by Santa Monica landlords, features pictures of two anti-rent-control legislators, Assemblyman Phil Hawkins (R-Bellflower) and state Sen. Jim Costa (D-Fresno). They're wearing Santa Claus hats and smiling. Landlords all over Santa Monica and West Hollywood feel the same way. The rules of the landlord-tenant game in the two Westside cities are about to change dramatically.
NEWS
March 1, 1987
Rent control for businesses in Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue shopping district was struck down by a federal judge in San Francisco, who said a provision of the year-old ordinance narrowly limiting the grounds for which a property owner can refuse to renew a lease violates the constitutional ban on impairment of contracts. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As 150 elderly persons loudly protested outside, Assemblyman Dan Hauser conducted hearings in Los Angeles on Thursday into local rent control laws that he claims drive away badly needed apartment development in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1995 | MARY MOORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cover of the December issue of Westside Apartment Monthly, a magazine published by Santa Monica landlords, features pictures of two anti-rent-control legislators, Assemblyman Phil Hawkins (R-Bellflower) and state Sen. Jim Costa (D-Fresno). They're wearing Santa Claus hats and smiling. Landlords all over Santa Monica and West Hollywood feel the same way. The rules of the landlord-tenant game in the two Westside cities are about to change dramatically.
NEWS
May 24, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Siding with landlords, the state Senate on Tuesday reversed more than a decade of protecting renters and approved legislation that would roll back rent controls in five cities, including Santa Monica and West Hollywood. Approval of the heavily lobbied bill represented a long-sought victory for landlords, real estate developers and banks. It was a significant setback to tenant organizations, local rent control authorities, senior citizen advocates and the poor.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1988 | S. J. DIAMOND
Montana Avenue in the city of Santa Monica on Los Angeles' West Side is one of those little enclaves a city cherishes--a stretch of small neighborhood stores, upscale boutiques and trendy restaurants that draws people from all over. "It's one of few places in L.A.," says West Side resident Jamesina Henderson, "that's like a small town, a walking area and not all ritz and glitz."
NEWS
September 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Local rent control laws would not apply to new mobile home spaces under a bill narrowly sent to the governor Friday. The Assembly voted 41 to 24, a bare majority of the 80-member house, for SB 1241 by Sen. Bill Leonard (R-Redlands). The bill would exempt from local rent control ordinances any new mobile home spaces first rented after Jan. 1, 1990. Assemblyman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) said it was "a reasonable measure" that would encourage construction of mobile home parks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995 | CARLA HALL and JOHN MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rent control has been as much a balm to Santa Monica as the cool ocean breezes. While apartment dwellers elsewhere come and go, the lucky inhabitants of rent-controlled apartments in Santa Monica have raised their children there, sheltered their cats and dogs, and grown old there. And they hold on to their apartments--where significant rent increases have been banned for the last 16 years, even when tenants move out--as if they were homesteads.
NEWS
July 25, 1995 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Republican solidarity--and some help from Democrats--the Legislature on Monday struck down a contentious rent control feature in five California cities, including Santa Monica and West Hollywood, that prohibits landlords from raising the rent for new tenants. Pushed by landlord interests for more than a decade, a bill (AB 1164) that includes so-called vacancy decontrol was approved in the state Senate and moments later in the Assembly.
NEWS
May 24, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Siding with landlords, the state Senate on Tuesday reversed more than a decade of protecting renters and approved legislation that would roll back rent controls in five cities, including Santa Monica and West Hollywood. Approval of the heavily lobbied bill represented a long-sought victory for landlords, real estate developers and banks. It was a significant setback to tenant organizations, local rent control authorities, senior citizen advocates and the poor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As 150 elderly persons loudly protested outside, Assemblyman Dan Hauser conducted hearings in Los Angeles on Thursday into local rent control laws that he claims drive away badly needed apartment development in California.
NEWS
September 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Local rent control laws would not apply to new mobile home spaces under a bill narrowly sent to the governor Friday. The Assembly voted 41 to 24, a bare majority of the 80-member house, for SB 1241 by Sen. Bill Leonard (R-Redlands). The bill would exempt from local rent control ordinances any new mobile home spaces first rented after Jan. 1, 1990. Assemblyman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) said it was "a reasonable measure" that would encourage construction of mobile home parks.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1988 | S. J. DIAMOND
Montana Avenue in the city of Santa Monica on Los Angeles' West Side is one of those little enclaves a city cherishes--a stretch of small neighborhood stores, upscale boutiques and trendy restaurants that draws people from all over. "It's one of few places in L.A.," says West Side resident Jamesina Henderson, "that's like a small town, a walking area and not all ritz and glitz."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995 | CARLA HALL and JOHN MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rent control has been as much a balm to Santa Monica as the cool ocean breezes. While apartment dwellers elsewhere come and go, the lucky inhabitants of rent-controlled apartments in Santa Monica have raised their children there, sheltered their cats and dogs, and grown old there. And they hold on to their apartments--where significant rent increases have been banned for the last 16 years, even when tenants move out--as if they were homesteads.
NEWS
March 1, 1987
Rent control for businesses in Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue shopping district was struck down by a federal judge in San Francisco, who said a provision of the year-old ordinance narrowly limiting the grounds for which a property owner can refuse to renew a lease violates the constitutional ban on impairment of contracts. U.S.
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