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Initiative filed to scale back city’s rent control

Bigger rent increases, annual income eligibility requirements among changes proposed by Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice The political action group Measure V Too Costly filed paperwork on Friday, March 30, for a November ballot initiative that would heavily modify...

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City begins talks on redeveloping older apartments

Large push of projects replacing rent-controlled units expected by Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice Perhaps a glimpse of things to come -- an attractive new housing project came before the City Council on Oct. 3 that seemed tailored to fit the city's wishes to a tee:...

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Rental committee seeks $1.2M handout from city

Committee defers tough decision on funding rent control program It was a true dilemma for members of the city's Rental Housing Committee on Monday night. On one hand, they needed to devise a way to fund the $2.4 million annual budget for the city's rent control...

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Rental committee prepares $2.5M budget

$160 fee planned for MV apartments The costs of Mountain View's experiment with rent control now has a clear price tag -- about $160 annually for almost every apartment in town. At a Monday, Oct. 9, meeting the city's Rental Housing Committee unanimously approved a...

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Housing relief ahead in 2018?

Amid the housing crisis, Mountain View's urban transformation picks up speed Article by Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice Life Moves CEO Bruce Ives, left, and Gerald Garrett do an RV count along Crisanto Avenue near South Rengstorff Avenue on Jan. 25, 2017. Currently...

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Low rents a bad bargain for cancer-stricken landlord

Owner is first to petition city to raise rates beyond what's allowed by rent control law Article by Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice This small apartment complex is the subject of Mountain View's first petition to raise rents by more than what's allowed under the...

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