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California Voters To Decide On Expanded Rent Control In November

NBC Bay Area-

California voters will consider expanding rent control statewide in November, the secretary of state’s office said Monday, as they weigh in on the controversial issue for the second time in two years amid a worsening homelessness crisis.

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said the measure qualified for the fall ballot after election officials determined that a sufficient number of the nearly 1 million signatures submitted by supporters in December are valid.

The initiative would end current restrictions in state law, allowing cities and counties to implement and expand rent control policies that limit how much rents can increase each year.

Voters in 2018 rejected a similar initiative after a $100 million battle between advocates and the real estate industry.

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