Sacramento City Council members unveil alternative to mayor’s temporary rent cap
During a special housing workshop held on Sept. 4, competing proposals were announced by Sacramento Mayor Steinberg and three members of the City Council.
As expected, Mayor Darrell Steinberg presented the framework of his plan to increase housing supply and provide rent relief. The proposal includes rent control that limits annual rent increases to 5 percent, but sunsets after three years. The temporary rent cap would exempt units built prior to 1999 and any units owned by property owners with five or fewer units. If the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act remains in place after the November election, Steinberg’s proposal would apply only to units built before 1995.
The mayor also proposed tenancy termination restrictions, something he called “informed notice,” which would …