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RENT CONTROL. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Declares rent control to be matter of local government concern. Provides that rent control shall be imposed only by vote of the people through enactment of local ordinances. Prohibits state-enacted rent control. Permits annual rent increases based on consumer price index and additional increases based on other specified factors. Requires that rent control ordinance establish a commission to resolve grievances involving rent increases. Exempts specified types of rental units from rent control. Prohibits landlord retaliation for exercise of tenant's rights. Financial impact: No substantial impact on state or local revenues or expenditures.
Mr. John H. Hodgson Ii, Esq., 1225 Eighth Street, Suite 550, Sacramento, Ca 95814
Rent Control California Initiative 207 (1979).