Tenant advocates and Montclair landlords are back at the table, attempting to come up with a version of rent control that they can agree on.
A petition to bring the issue of rent control to Montclair voters in a referendum has been certified by the township clerk, after a nearly two-year battle township officials fought to avoid such a special election.
Opponents of Montclair’s rent-control ordinance have filed an amended referendum petition with the township after their first petition was rejected by the township clerk in October.
The petition to put rent control up for a referendum vote has been deemed insufficient by the Montclair Township Clerk.
The group of petitioners associated with the Montclair Property Owners Association [MPOA] has filed its petition with the Montclair Town Clerk to put the Rent Control Ordinance up for a referendum vote.
It now goes back to the council for a second reading at the September 6 meeting.
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