Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

Powerful landlord interests are making early¬†bets on Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday,¬†Councilmembers Mark Salinas, Sara Lamnin.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILThree Hayward officials received nearly maxed-out contributions from the powerful pro-landlord California Apartment Association (CAA) and affiliates last year, according to campaign finance reports released earlier this month.At a special Hayward council meeting last week focusing on rental housing … Continue reading Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

Fremont City Council, except one member, fell under the spell of powerful landlord interests

Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon said lastweek that a city rent board ordinance will donothing for renters. He supports rent control.FREMONT CITY COUNCIL--PUBLIC COMMENT--Appointed Fremont Councilmember David Bonaccorsi hid behind modest change while striking populist tones. His collegaues on the council meanwhile merely acknowledged the problems associated with rising rents before supporting the creation of five-member … Continue reading Fremont City Council, except one member, fell under the spell of powerful landlord interests