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Another victory for Richmond rent control against the California Apartment Association

All over the country, as housing prices soar, people are demanding rent control. This is a rally in Albany, N.Y.
– Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP

By Lynda Carson

Richmond – It has been another victory for rent control, just cause eviction protections, and the voters and renters of Richmond against the notorious meddling of the California Apartment Association (CAA). The CAA retaliated with a lawsuit against the City of Richmond after the voters and renters approved Measure L last November in a landslide victory.

The CAA and its wealthy landlord backers did not respect the will of the people and retaliated against the voters and the city by filing for a temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction against Measure L, in an effort to keep the renter protections from remaining in effect. The renter protections went into effect on Dec. 30, 2016.

It has been another victory for rent control, just cause eviction protections, and the voters and renters of Richmond against the notorious meddling of the California Apartment Association (CAA).

In response to the shenanigans of the CAA and its notorious meddling in the affairs of Richmond’s voters and renters, in a ruling filed on Feb. 14, Judge Judith S. Craddick of Contra Costa County wrote, “The California Apartment Association’s motion for a preliminary injunction is denied.”

On behalf of the landlords the CAA is the plaintiff in this case that is known as California Apartment Association vs. City of Richmond. The City of Richmond argued in court that plaintiff CAA must show that they would be irreparably harmed if the preliminary injunction was not granted.

In its Feb. 14 ruling, the court finds that CAA has not met its burden for that reason denied the plaintiff’s motion. After losing its motion for a TRO and a preliminary injunction, the CAA is now is seeking a permanent injunction to stop Measure L from remaining in effect. A hearing is set for March 3, 2017, at 9 a.m. in Department 9 at the courthouse in Martinez for the parties involved in the case.

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[Source]: SF Bay View


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