Thanks in part to the efforts of CAA, the Milpitas City Council this week backed away from a proposal to bring impose rent control and “just cause” eviction policies.

The council rejected these policies Tuesday after receiving a report from its Tenant Protection Task Force, which included both tenants and property owners.

While tenants on the task force demanded rent control and just cause policies, property owners in the group suggested several alternatives, such as conducting educational workshops to help tenants understand their rights under state law, establishing a non-binding mediation program for disputes, and creating a “right to lease” ordinance that would encourage the use of fixed-term leases.

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