PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL APPROVES
The PORTLAND City Council approves charging landlords an annual $60 registration fee, with the funds designated to go to a new city agency that tracks tenant complaints about negligent landlords and enforces fair housing laws (ROUTE FIFTY).
SACRAMENTO CITY COUNCIL APPROVES
The SACRAMENTO City Council approves a rent control and tenant protection proposal that caps annual rent increases at 6 percent plus inflation, prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without a reason and creates a process where tenants can report landlords who violate the new ordinance. The law takes effect on September 12th (SACRAMENTO BEE).
MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES
The MINNEAPOLIS City Council approves a measure that makes the city the largest in the country to ban construction of new drive-thru restaurants. Existing drive-thru facilities will be allowed to remain in place (MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE)
-- Compiled by RICH EHISEN