New, But Not Improved

What You Need to Know About Oakland's New Tenant Protection Ordinance - Written by Liz Hart - Posted Nov 5, 2014

New, But Not Improved

In October 2014, Oakland’s City Council passed a new set of protections for tenants called the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO). The TPO is just the first phase of a plan to create an enforcement body with authority to levy steep fines against rental property owners. At the prompting of the Causa Justa organization, City Councilmember Dan Kalb spearheaded the effort and introduced the TPO. Kalb represents District One, which borders the City of Berkeley and includes the Temescal district. He is also up for re-election in 2016. The TPO...

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