San Jose City Council to Vote on New 'Just Cause' Eviction Law

23 min
at 9:00 AM
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The San Jose City Council is set to vote Tuesday on new rules that would prohibit landlords from evicting tenants from residential properties without just cause, such as failure to pay rent. Supporters say the rules are needed to prevent retaliatory and arbitrary evictions and to protect renters amid the region's housing crisis. Landlords say the rules would make it too difficult to evict problematic tenants. If passed, San Jose would join San Francisco, Los Angeles and other California cities that ban so-called no-cause evictions. We take up the debate.

Guests:

Melissa Morris, supervising attorney, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Johnny Khamis, member, San Jose City Council

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