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Mountain View Residents File Complaint Over Rental Control Plan

An initiative that would revise a rent control policy put in place in Mountain View in 2016 is under fire.

By Patch California, News Partner 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- An initiative that would revise a rent control policy put in place in Mountain View in 2016 is under fire after 18 of the city's residents filed a complaint with the city attorney's office Monday morning. The group is alleging that the Mountain View Homeowner, Renter and Taxpayer Protection Initiative filed by former mayor John Inks and real estate agent Bryan Danforth on March 30 is "rife with misleading statements and inaccuracies," according to Steve Chandler of the Mountain View Tenants Coalition.

 

RHC majority pushes for extra rent increase

Lawyers for rent control committee warn the plan will invite lawsuits

Mountain View’s landlords could be granted a bonus 2.6 percent increase on their apartment rents under a plan pushed forward by the Rental Housing Committee on Monday night. The extra rent hike was promoted as a way to balance out a lapse caused by a citywide rent rollback; however, tenant advocates warned that such a move is blatantly illegal under the city’s rent control law.

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