Oakland City Council approves proposal to strengthen renter protections

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The Oakland City Council has voted to pass more rent control measures. (KGO-TV)

The Oakland City Council has voted to pass more rent control measures. Dozens of people spoke at the meeting that began Tuesday night and ended at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday.

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The proposal would require landlords to get permission from the rent board to increase rent above the annual consumer price index. Rent hikes would be capped at five-percent annually. Most speakers at the meeting were in favor of the measures.

The proposal would not apply to owner-occupied units, including duplexes and triplexes. It will now go on the November ballot for a citywide vote.
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