The California Apartment Association is opposing a recommendation from a regional policy committee that the state Legislature impose rent control and “just cause” eviction restrictions across the entire nine-county Bay Area. The entire plan, if adopted by the Legislature, could cost as much as $2 billion per year.

CAA this week restated its objections to the recommendation, which is part of a plan promoted by the Committee to House the Bay Area, or CASA, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

CASA spent 18 months developing recommendations for state legislation to address the housing crisis experienced by the Bay Area’s nine counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Marin.

CAA was a member of the CASA Technical Committee and encouraged the development of policies that would …

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