Oakland Property Owners File Landmark Suit Against City Over $1.5 Billion Garbage Deal

Legal Action Seeks to Overturn Contracts that Sent Trash and Recycling Rates Skyrocketing - Written by EBRHA - Posted Jun 29, 2016

Oakland (June 29, 2016) —The City of Oakland’s trash and recycling contracts represent an unfair and improper tax and are therefore unconstitutional under California law, according to a landmark lawsuit filed today by three multiunit property owners in the city. The lawsuit accuses city officials of mishandling negotiations with Waste Management and California Waste Solutions and allowing fees to be imposed on multifamily properties that far exceed the cost of provided services. By agreeing to keep the rates for single-family owners flat, the...

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Letter to the Editor: Oakland evictions highly exaggerated

Why blame the owners of the most affordable housing in the city for what is clearly a supply and demand problem? - Written by J. Furstoss, EBRHA Member - Posted Jun 9, 2016

Oakland evictions highly exaggerated The Oakland City Council continues to have its collective head in the sand when it comes to the current housing crunch. Instead of researching facts on their own, they are taking the tenants’ word as gospel and blaming the owners of rental properties already under rent control for the city’s ills. How can that be? It turns out the number of evictions aren’t anywhere near what tenants claim. With other East Bay Rental Housing Association members, I pulled the numbers from the county...

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