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The Rent is Too Damn High 2

“The Rent is Too Damn High 2”, MC Weekly, Sept. 14, 2023

I’m having a hard time understanding what problems this solves. This is a program that ends up costing the landlords, which will definitely be passed along on top of the already ludicrously high rents, but then it doesn’t do anything to help the landlords or the renters and just exposes both to a lack of privacy. I don’t get it.

There’s definitely a rent and real estate issue locally, where costs are high and short-term rentals and vacation properties are a big problem. This doesn’t solve any of those problems. At best it goes toward concretely identifying market prices, but I’m not sure how useful that is.

Frederick Jack Nelson | Seaside