In a surprise, Alameda repeals its just cause ordinance at the behest of local renters group

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILOver the past month, members of the Alameda Renters Coalition had been toying with a counterintuitive proposal. Instead of fighting a costly election campaign sometime next year to oppose a referendum offered by Alameda landlords to roll back just cause protections for renters that was approved in May, maybe it was time to … Continue reading In a surprise, Alameda repeals its just cause ordinance at the behest of local renters group

Bonta urges Alameda to disqualify landlord referendum accused of violating election law

Assemblymember Rob Bonta18TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTAssemblymember Rob Bonta wants the Alameda City Council to investigate and potentially disqualify a pending ballot referendum brought forth last month by local landlords after a raft of complaints that signature-gatherers intentionally misled residents.The landlords' petition seeks to overturn Alameda City Council's decision last month to add a just cause amendment … Continue reading Bonta urges Alameda to disqualify landlord referendum accused of violating election law

Alameda signature-gatherers hired by landlords could face criminal charges

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILThe city of Alameda has received 51 affidavits alleging signature-gatherers paid by local landlords illegally misrepresented a proposed ballot measure intended to rollback recently-approved just cause tenant protections. The city is taking the charges seriously. According to a statement Tuesday from the city, it is consulting with the Alameda County District Attorney's office … Continue reading Alameda signature-gatherers hired by landlords could face criminal charges