San Jose leaders will consider key changes to the city’s rent laws, including some that empower landlords and others that favor tenants.
An anonymous complaint accuses a landlord organization of trying to influence public policy in San Jose without registering as a lobbyist.
San Jose city leaders again rejected a proposal to link rent hikes to inflation, which advocates hoped would offer relief to cash-strapped tenants.
Advocates for the elderly say the housing crisis imperils the health of seniors, who are harder hit than most tenants when faced with eviction.
With housing costs growing far faster than wages, San Jose officials are considering whether to link rent control to the rate of inflation.
The City Council on Tuesday will vote on whether to extend the interim rent control cap, which sunsets Dec. 31.
On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council will decide whether to walk back a gift limit increase by keeping the $50 cap set in 2004.
Two elected officials in San Jose want to earmark an extra $150,000 to expand mediation services for tenants and landlords.
The decision came after four hours of heated testimony marked by jeers from landlords who called city officials thieves and communists.
Two weeks after voting to outlaw no-cause evictions for all tenants, San Jose’s City Council will decide when to enact the new rule.