Assembly Rent Control Bill Dies in Committee
by Carrie McFadden
Jan 12, 2018
A legislative bill seeking to overturn Costa-Hawkins, which was passed in 1995 and severely limits rent control in California, failed in the Assembly Housing Committee yesterday. San Francisco and other cities saw tenant activists and landlords head to Sacramento to advocate one way or another.

The bill was written by three Democratic lawmakers, including San Francisco's own David Chiu.

While tenant groups were understandably heartbroken over the result, the fight isn't over. Their next steps are pushing for similar legislation in the State Senate (which is seen as being more liberal) and looking into getting a statewide ballot initiative in front of the voters as soon as possible.