Palo Alto to weigh possible rent control study


The city of Palo Alto on Monday, Oct. 16, will consider studying the possible adoption of a rent control ordinance.

Council members Lydia Kou, Karen Holman and Tom DuBois issued a proposal to study whether Palo Alto should:

  • Cap the annual rent increase by a certain percentage
  • Institute a just-cause eviction ordinance
  • Study other open-ended renter protections

Palo Alto’s high housing costs can be traced to the city’s inability to meet the demand for housing.

In the past three years, only 44 apartment units have been built. …

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