Mountain View is beginning to implement its new rent control and tenant protection laws.
Earlier this month a judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction from the California Apartment Association and landlords who claim Measure V, which was passed by voters last November, is unconstitutional and unfairly harms rental property owners.
Measure V - which is now in effect - limits rent increases to the consumer price index for certain properties. The law rolls back rents to October 2015 levels for tenants who were in their rentals before that time. It affirms the city's just cause eviction ordinance and gives power to the Rental Housing Committee to rule over disputes between tenants and landlords.
The City Council on Tuesday night approved the five new members and alternatives of the committee, which will be responsible for setting new rent levels and overseeing all things related to Measure V.
A coalition of legal counselors plans to hold a series of tenant education workshops beginning Thursday.