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Less than five months after St. Paul’s citizen-authored rent control ordinance took effect, the City Council voted 5-2 to roll back the provisions that made it one of the most stringent policies in the country.  As part of a package of amendments passed by the council on Wednesday, low-income housing will be exempted; new construction […]

The post St. Paul City Council passes sweeping overhaul of rent control ordinance appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

Boulder voters will decide in November whether to move City Council and mayoral elections over to even years, a change supporters say would increase turnout but opponents argue would divide voter attention on too many races at once. The Boulder City Council voted 6-3 on Sept. 1 to put measure 2E on the ballot this […]

The post Odds or evens? Boulder voters will decide which years are best for City Council elections. appeared first on Colorado Newsline.

The St. Paul City Council plans to approve a package of amendments this week that will exempt 20,000 or more of the city’s rental units from the rent control protections approved by voters last year, according to an analysis by the Housing Justice Center. For what purpose?  So that landlords’ profits continue to remain higher […]

The post Big money scores big with St. Paul council’s plan to gut rent stabilization appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

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"I can't be John Engen and I think it would be a disservice to our community if I tried," Hess said at the swearing-in ceremony.