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Morning Reading [Sep. 23rd, 2015|07:16 am]
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"Volunteer Rent Control Program"???

For now, political leaders and landlords have both signaled interest for some kind of volunteer rent-control program as a possible solution. In what he dubbed a "fair rental practices program," Kasperzak explained that landlords could volunteer to adhere to set of standards and rent limits in exchange for promotion and perhaps other incentives from the city. The city could highlight landlords who participate in the program, he said, and perhaps expose those who decline to follow those standards. He hoped to present the idea to the council at the Oct. 6 meeting.


Christine says, after i reread the 'highlight' statement, "The city can barely run its own website."

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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-09-24 04:00 am (UTC)
Volunteer rent control program is kind of like self-inspecting restaurants. Or self-certifying doctors.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-09-26 02:14 am (UTC)
It is one of those perfect politician moments where you become pretty sure they are not thinking about what they are saying.
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2015-09-26 05:41 am (UTC)
Or they're saying what they think their constituents want to hear, with not the slightest regard for whether it's reasonable.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-09-26 01:31 pm (UTC)
I guess that counts as thinking.

It's probably a type of thinking that i'm not good at.

Sigh.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-09-26 02:15 am (UTC)
If i didn't live here, i'd be entertained. But it's why i'm not going to be living here.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2015-09-26 05:19 pm (UTC)
Well, and it's a crazy thing. Rent controls aren't a good option for containing costs - either they're meaningless (higher than the market rate) or tend to cause problems when rental agencies cut costs in bad ways (reduced maintenance, for example). Ah well. "Have to do *something*."
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