Rent Control Archive

thinking about news articles and studies from 2017

Thinking about the MIT Sloan School crime study of Cambridge, after the ending of rent control, and the continued negative impact of rent control on San Francisco, and the distortions and collusions involved in legislature mandated rights of first refusal. How does local crime against persons and property impact the institutions in our midst? Put [&hellip

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Click Here to Voice Your Opinion Now – Contact Boston Mayor and City Councilors

COUNCILORS’ LIKELY POSITIONS ON JUST CAUSE EVICTION ARE IN CAPITAL LETTERS AFTER THEIR NAMES. PLEASE CONTACT THE UNDECIDED ONES FIRST. BOSTON MAYOR  Marty Walsh 617-635-4500 Mayor@boston.gov  YES, HE IS SPONSOR! BOSTON CITY COUNCILORS Michelle Wu, President At-Large 617-635-3115 Michelle.Wu@boston.gov All of Boston  UNDECIDED LEANING STRONGLY TO YES Michael F. Flaherty At-Large 617-635-4205 Michael.F.Flaherty@boston.gov All of Boston [&hellip

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Smoke, mirrors & lies

1997 Gouging landlords! Skyrocketing evictions! Out in the streets! Those were the headlines and slogans recently in a Boston newspaper and on a Boston radio station, a recent media blitz from tenant advocates timed to support the recently failed ”just cause“ eviction petition filed last year by tenant advocates. But even as reporters blatantly slanted [&hellip

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Boston Council defeats collective bargaining proposal in 8-to-5 vote

Fifth defeat of a tenant initiative relating to rents. Will they ever stop trying?   Click here to read revised “voluntary collective bargaining” proposal. Click here to read original “compulsory collective bargaining” proposal. Last updated October 31, 2007 In an 8-to5-vote on August 8, the Boston City Council defeated a landlord-tenant collective bargaining proposal that [&hellip

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Election victory in Boston!

Voters preserve Boston City Council 8-to-5 majority against rent control. Another SPOA victory.   Another SPOA victory against rent control We did it! In the November 8, 2005, Boston municipal election, we beat down rent control once again, almost as well as in our Cambridge victory against rent control two years ago. We showed that [&hellip

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