SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — There was a major victory for San Jose renters Tuesday.
The San Jose City Council agreed to immediately enact tenant protections that have been the subject of recent rallies.
The new rules restrict a landlord’s ability to evict people without cause.
Among the “acceptable reasons” are nonpayment of rent, property damage, or criminal activity.
The new rules will protect nearly half a million residents.
The urgency ordinance was approved, allowing protections to take effect immediately.
The vote was 8-3, including Mayor Sam Liccardo.