Moratorium

Supervisor David Campos (Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY)

SF Supervisor Short 4 Votes In Call For Mission District Housing Moratorium

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and a coalition of activists are calling for a moratorium on the construction of market-rate housing in the City’s Mission District.

05/05/2015

A sign advertising an apartment for rent in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent Control

Rents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.

04/29/2015

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Economist Says More Bay Area Market-Rate Housing Needed, Not A Moratorium

Several Bay Area cities are considering a freeze on residential construction except for affordable housing. But at a Bay Area Council forum on the idea, a leading economist said that’s exactly the wrong response to the housing crisis.

02/27/2015

Berkeley City Hall. (CBS)

Berkeley City Council Places Moratorium On Some Police Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

The Berkeley City Council voted for a moratorium on the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and over-the-shoulder baton strikes by police against non-violent protesters. In addition police will wear body cameras.

02/11/2015

(City of Martinez)

Martinez Extends Moratorium On Downtown Bars

The city council is looking to create a better set of guidelines and rules before allowing any new watering holes from opening.

09/06/2013

A man drinks a pint of beer. (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Nob Hill Residents Lobby SF Supervisor For Moratorium On Bars

Residents of lower Nob Hill, frustrated with the raucous bar scene that has cropped up near Polk Street, have been pushing San Francisco officials for a moratorium on bars in the neighborhood.

02/21/2013

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Hayward City Council Approves Moratorium On Sweepstakes Cafes

The Hayward City Council has voted unanimously to put a pair of Internet cafes on notice to cease operations immediately, claiming they are illegal and a front for online gambling.

02/20/2013

San Francisco Real Estate

San Francisco Supes Call For Moratorium On Foreclosures

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling on banks to halt foreclosure activities.

04/10/2012

San Francisco Real Estate

San Francisco Supervisor Seeks Moratorium On Home Foreclosures

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos introduced a resolution Tuesday calling for a moratorium on home foreclosures and related evictions and auctions.

03/20/2012

The storefront of a payday lender in San Jose. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Moves To Curb Payday Lenders

Santa Clara County has decided to rein in predatory payday loan outfits by imposing a moratorium that prevents more lenders from setting up shop.

02/29/2012

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