State Lawmakers Renew Push for Rent Control Expansion

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Legislation to limit rent increases statewide and allow California cities to implement their own rent caps was unveiled at the state Capitol on Thursday.

Undeterred by voters’ overwhelming rejection of rent control expansion last year, Democrats in the Legislature are pushing forward to protect California renters facing skyrocketing prices.

"The crisis has not, is not, and will not go away until we act in various ways and that’s what this package is all about," said Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica. "We have to get beyond what happened in the past and really sit down and get into serious negotiations."