Tenant activists, landlords argue for and against rent control before San Diego council committee
Although not on the agenda, arguments over rent control dominated the discussion Wednesday at a San Diego City Council committee meeting.
Scores of public speakers – both for and against rent control – appeared before the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee, which includes four City Council members.
The meeting was designed to focus on anti-displacement, Section 8 vouchers and issues surrounding the expiration of San Diego’s affordable housing stock.
That didn’t matter to San Diego Tenants United, a media-savvy but hastily organized tenant-advocacy group that took an aggressive stance in hijacking part of Wednesday’s discussion.
Its members were rude and demanding when addressing the committee …