Costa-Hawkins repeal bill fails in committee; Bonta votes yes

Assemblymember Rob Bonta at a Housingand Development Committee hearing Thursday in Sacramento.18TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTAssemblymember Rob Bonta, and throngs of rental housing advocates from Oakland, Alameda and across the state, were ready for a fight Thursday in favor of an Assembly bill that would have repealed a more than two decades-old state law that restricts rent control … Continue reading Costa-Hawkins repeal bill fails in committee; Bonta votes yes

Alameda County set to place affordable housing bond on the November ballot

Alameda County Supervisors Scott Haggertyand Richard Valle.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | During a meeting earlier this year, Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty was nearly in tears.The lack of affordable housing that has created so much fear in the East Bay and, in many cases, has forced residents to move elsewhere, had reached his inner sanctum.His … Continue reading Alameda County set to place affordable housing bond on the November ballot