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More news from Room 500: Despite a last-minute attempt by Councilmember Jim Graham to amend the rent control extension bill to make the measure permanent—which could have engendered a legal challenge—the Council went ahead and approved it as-is, putting the next sunset date at December 31, 2020.
The bill also made it through without any of the fixes that advocates were hoping to tack on to the bill by the end of the year. They can still work them in, but there’s no obvious point in the next 10 years to do that.