Editor,

It is very encouraging that Redwood City and Daly City have acted to plug the loophole in the Tenant Protection Act AB 1482 by banning last-minute rent increases and no-fault evictions in advance of the act’s effective date (“City stops large rent increases” in the Oct. 30 edition of the Daily Journal). I hope that other communities throughout the state will follow their lead. 

I have been a faithful tenant in my apartment in San Mateo for 21 years, and was shocked to be handed a 60-day eviction notice last Friday. It was gratifying to read Redwood City Councilwoman Janet Borgens’s description of this kind of action as “an illegal eviction in my mind. It’s an economic eviction. It’s not fair and it’s not moral.” Affording a home in California is hard enough without such disgraceful tactics by our landlords.

Michael P. Dawson

San Mateo

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(5) comments

JustMike650

Thank you Michael Dawson for your LTE. Thousands feel the same way.

Christopher Conway

When the state government ignored voters on rent control, every property owner affected should increase their rents the maximum under the new law. These properties are private property and the actions by our socialist legislature takes those rights away. Make Chiu and Weiner mad by increasing your rents to combat the unilateral move by our government.

Pacman

Wow ! A lack of compassion and sympathy for renters trying to make ends meet.

Christopher Conway

When our state government takes unilateral action against one group of people for the benefit of the other is what socialist countries do. What about private property don't you understand?

JustMike650

Pacman, consider the source of the comment.

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