Judge orders city of Sacramento to place rent control on November ballot

A California appeals court judge has ordered the city of Sacramento to place a rent control measure on the November 2020 ballot, ending a two-year battle between the city and residents who gathered some 47,000 signatures in favor of the measure.

This comes one week after Sacramento Bee opinion editor Gil Duran wrote, under the editorial board’s byline, an opinion piece chiding city residents for their lack of decorum and congratulating Mayor Darrell Steinberg for the earlier ruling, which landed in the city’s favor.

This is far from the editor’s first foray into the housing debate.

In his previous role as press secretary for Governor Jerry Brown, Duran famously fought to cut state funding for redevelopment housing. The cuts were successful, in part because Mayor Steinberg–who was at the time pro tempore of the state senate–reached a deal with the former governor on the issue.

Read the full rent control ruling here:

Sacramento Rent Control Bal… by Kempa Dimês on Scribd


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