An initiative backed by Alameda property owners that would offer an alternative rent ordinance option appears unlikely to make it on the November ballot.
The Alameda County Registrar of Voter’s office could not verify if the signatures attached to the initiative were valid during the random sample check process.
“It is a pretty complicated process,” said Alameda City Clerk Lara Weisiger. “The Registrar’s office has their own way for calculating whether the signatures are valid during a random sample.”
The Alameda Renter’s Coalition’s (ARC) initiative that calls for more renter’s rights protection against landlords was approved to be placed on the November ballot on July 6.
The Alameda Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Amendment seeks to cap rent increases at 65 percent of the consumer price index, limit evictions and create an elected rent board.
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