CAA North Bay-led effort stops rent control proposal in Healdsburg
Thanks to swift opposition led by CAA’s North Bay Division, the Healdsburg City Council this month rejected an ordinance that would have brought a form of rent control to the city.
The proposal would have forced a landlord to pay up to $7,000 in penalties to any tenant who moves because of a “no fault” eviction or a rent increase greater than 10 percent.
The ordinance came in response to a new property owner whose plans for major renovations to a small apartment building would force current residents to relocate.
The proposal, however, failed to address the issue at hand and would have brought a form of rent and eviction controls to nearly all of Healdsburg’s rental homes.