AhavaFelicidad of the Tenants Organization of Montclair thanks the many people who advocated for rent stabilization.
Montclair Housing Commission chairman William Scott said 60% of Montclair renters would be covered under the new rent stabilization.
But owners of two- and three-family homes are eyeing a possible challenge.
Council introduces negotiated ordinance.
Montclair’s mayor and council will meet Friday, March 25, just before midnight to vote on a negotiated rent control ordinance and to repeal one that was passed in April 2020, but never went into effect after a group of landlords petitioned to force it to a referendum.
But a committee of landlords has only until Friday to withdraw a petition that could force the special election. We’ll know more Thursday about what happens next.
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.
Mitch Kahn, leading negotiations on behalf of tenants, says Montclair landlords are doing just fine in the current market.
Negotiations between tenants and landlords, looking to head off a referendum with a new ordinance all the parties could agree upon, fell apart last week.
Negotiations between a group of tenant advocates and landlords seeking to avert a referendum on a Montclair rent control ordinance have reached an impasse.
Judges rule clerk acted “capriciously” in tossing out electronic signatures that didn’t match handwritten ones from voter rolls.
A landlord group fighting Montclair’s rent control ordinance has filed another suit against the township and the township clerk, this time claiming a civil rights act violation.
The judge reversed his earlier ruling, siding with a landlords group that has been pushing to put rent control on the ballot.
A judge has granted yet another stay on Montclair’s Rent Control ordinance.