On October 8, Governor Newsom signed the Tenant Protection ACT. The new law caps rent increases at no more than 5% plus inflation. It also protects tenants from eviction without a good reason or “just cause.” The law goes into effect January 1.
Right now, before the new law can take effect, landlords continue to gouge tenants with huge rent increases and unjustly evict them without cause.
Attorney Dennis Block, spoke to over 200 landlords at a recent apartment owner conference in Pasadena and advised them to quickly raise rents and evict tenants before the new law takes effect. Read LA Times Steve Lopez Article,
This is exactly the unjust behavior the Tenant Protection Act was passed to prevent.
Last Tuesday, the LA City Council unanimously passed an emergency moratorium on “no-fault” or unjust evictions. The LA ordinance prevents landlords from evicting residential tenants unless there is just cause, such as non-payment of rent or use of a unit for criminal activity. Read LA Times Andrew Khouri - LA Eviction Moratorium
It’s time to say NO to unjust evictions in PasadenaJoin POP!, the Pasadena Tenants Union, and fellow citizens this Monday, October 28, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers at Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249. Please show up at 6 p.m. to fill out a speaker card.
Demand that the Mayor and your council member pass a similar moratorium in Pasadena immediately! Tell them that –
Pasadena Tenants and Homeowners Agree Pasadena needs rent control and just cause evictions. See Pasadena Weekly story - Pasadena Needs Rent Control/
We all need to stand together and protect Pasadena tenants.
If you cannot attend, please contact Mayor Tornek and your Council Member (you can find out who that is HERE) and let them know that you support a moratorium on unjust evictions before the Tenant Protection Act takes effect in January.
Bring friends and neighbors to hear from experts on workable ways to provide housing for our city’s homeless. Dispel myths and know the facts!
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Ex-NYT reporter Steve Greenhouse will discuss “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor” at Oxy on Thursday, Oct. 10
Steve Greenhouse – long-time labor reporter for the New York Times, will be speaking at Occidental College on Thursday, October 10 about his new book, “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor.” The talk will be from 11:30 am to 1 pm in Choi Auditorium, which is located in Johnson Hall on the Occidental campus. The book – which has gotten rave reviews in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other papers, will be available for sale and Steve will be happy to sign books. The event is free and open to the public.
Greenhouse was a reporter for the New York Times from 1983 to 2014. He covered labor and workplace issues for 19 years. He also served as a business and economics reporter and as a foreign correspondent. He has been honored with the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club award, a New York Press Club award, a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial reporting, and the Hillman Prize for Book Journalism for his previous book, “The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker.”