Larkspur rejects ‘just cause,’ rent control and rent registry

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Citing the passage of AB 1482, the Larkspur City Council earlier this month rejected proposals to institute local “just cause,” rent control and rent-registry ordinances.

Since early September, the California Apartment Association’s North Bay staff has provided strong opposition to the city’s effort to adopt restrictive policies on rental units in in Larkspur, a small city in Marin County.

Testifying to the City Council, Alex Khafin, CAA’s vice president of public affairs for the North Bay, argued that “just cause eviction and rent-cap policies will have serious unintended consequences and will not provide a single additional unit of affordable housing, which the city desperately needs.”

Khalfin added “these ordinances are unnecessary, as just-cause eviction and rent cap policies are included in AB 1482,” a statewide tenant protect bill that takes effect Jan. 1.

Agreeing with that notion, the Larkspur City Council unanimously voted to drop any further discussion of the three ordinances.           

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