Daly City, San Mateo County officials rebuff rent control, other onerous policies

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During a meeting attended by more than 150 members of the rental housing industry, the Daly City City Council last week rejected the idea of rent control and a number of other onerous housing policies.

On a 3-1 vote on Sept. 25, the council also dismissed policies such as just-cause eviction, relocation assistance, mandatory acceptance of Section 8 vouchers and the creation of a rent registry.

At issue was whether to include these policies as part of Daly City’s Assessment of Fair Housing Report (AFH). The report is a comprehensive study on a jurisdiction’s housing barriers, a routine process required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for jurisdictions that receive federal grants.

Had the fair housing plan been adopted …

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