Stockton Passes Rent Control Ordinance

The Stockton City Council has passed a rent control ordinance that will cap rent increases and place an immediate halt on no-cause evictions in the city.

As California City News has reported, a rush on rent raises and evictions is occurring across a number of cities and counties ahead of the implementation of Assembly Bill 1482. The landmark legislation, which has now been adopted by the Sacramento City Council, will cap rent increases at 5% for structures built before 1978 and prohibit evictions without cause.

“Thank you to my fellow councilmembers for your unanimous vote to immediately implement tenant protections here in Stockton,” Mayor Michael Tubbs tweeted last week.

Read more at ABC 10 News.

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Cities step in to halt last-minute evictions