Early Voting

Last week, the County Commission voted to require landlords give 60 days notice before rent increases larger than 5%. This is a small step toward creating a comprehensive tenants’ bill of rights. In August, we will have the final hearing to consider  putting a 1-year rent freeze of existing rentals on the ballot. This will be followed by an update on the Affordable Housing Trust Fund’s progress in September. If we’re going to make Orange County somewhere all our neighbors can afford to live with dignity, it’ll take many different tactics including higher-density, inclusive zoning where infrastructure already exists.