Papers filed to put rent control on Sacramento city ballot
Tenant advocates have filed preliminary paperwork to place a rent control measure before voters in the city of Sacramento.
The initiative would amend the city charter to impose inflation-based rent control and “just cause” eviction policies in the capital city.
Under the measure, the rent charged as of Feb. 20, 2018, would serve as the base rent. Maximum annual increases would then be tied to the consumer price index. The measure would also create a nine-member rent control board, require landlords to pay an annual rental housing fee, and establish relocation assistance for displaced tenants.
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