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Costa Hawkins: the California law renters want repealed, explained

The California law renters want repealed, explained

For for first the time in history, California is implementing rent control statewide. But it has an old law on the books that curbs how individual cities and counties implement rent control at the local level. California’s 1995 Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act sets limits on the kind of rent control policies cities are able to impose.