A few pieces of emotional renter testimony very late at night. Unfortunately despite the overly generous closing from one of the speakers thanking the City Council for considering what was right, some on the City Council want to overly complicate an already complicated ballot by throwing the City’s rent stabilization ordinance on the ballot as well.
The City Council was (rightly) called out on this and while two members of the City Council: Frank Matarrese and Marilyn Ezzy-Ashcraft definitely said they did not support placing the Council’s ordinance on the ballot, two others: Trish Spencer and Tony Daysog did. Jim Oddie played it safe by just abstaining.
Anyway, below is a sampling of three public comments from last Tuesday night: