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Council approves Wu's rent stabilization home rule petition
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Council approves Wu's rent stabilization home rule petition
The Boston City Council on March 8 passed Mayor Michelle Wu’s rent stabilization proposal 11-2, with District 3 Councilor Frank  Baker and at-large Councilor Erin Murphy voting “no.”
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Activists weigh in on rent control
Advocates lobbying Boston City Council members for stricter rent control measures than those initially proposed by Mayor Michelle Wu have found a sympathetic ear but have gained few promises so far.
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Councilors debate Wu's rent stabilization petition
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Councilors debate Wu's rent stabilization petition
Boston City Councilors are drawing lines in the sand over a raft of measures put forward by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu in a home rule petition on rent stabilization.
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Wu sends rent control plan to Council
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Wu sends rent control plan to Council
Efforts to reimplement rent control in Boston took an official step forward Monday when Mayor Michelle Wu sent her proposed home rule petition to the Boston City Council.
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Activists see opening  for new rent control law
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Activists see opening for new rent control law
Hundreds of activists, organized under the banners of Homes for All Massachusetts and Right to the City Boston, gathered in front of the Massachusetts State House last Saturday to rally in support of legislative bills introduced in the state House and Senate last week that would lift the state’s decades-old ban on local rent control measures.
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Wu’s push for rent control 20 years in the making
Mayor Michelle Wu’s rent stabilization proposal is the latest in a series of efforts in Boston spanning nearly three decades to reinstate some form of rent stabilization following a 1994 statewide referendum that disallowed rent control.
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Mayor releases legislative agenda
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is promoting her agenda for action at the state level as a new legislative session begins on Beacon Hill.
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Rent control debate brewing
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Rent control debate brewing
A day after preliminary details of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s long-awaited local rent control policy emerged, elected officials who may soon vote on the issue began contending with what it will ultimately look like.
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No sweeping changes in first year of Wu administration
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No sweeping changes in first year of Wu administration
While the mayor has laid the groundwork toward rent control and some other big-ticket reform items she ran on — like fare-free transit, overhaul of the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and revamped police contracts to tamp down overtime — none of those changes have yet come to pass.
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
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Landlords weigh in on rent control proposals
As part of Mayor Michelle Wu’s ongoing effort to implement rent stabilization in Boston, city property owners were called upon Thursday to share their thoughts on how best to implement the controversial policy.
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Bostonians air views on rent control
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Bostonians air views on rent control
Last Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) held its first listening session to discuss Mayor Wu’s rent stabilization initiative — a policy that she plans to put before state lawmakers next year.
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Wu convenes rent stabilization group
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Wu convenes rent stabilization group
Last Thursday, Mayor Michelle Wu announced a new advisory committee charged with exploring strategies for rent stabilization in Boston
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