The Ellis Act, Evictions and Affordable Housing

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Yesterday, the State Supreme Court called California's affordable housing shortage a crisis "of epic proportions." At the same time, a state law allows landlords to evict long-term tenants when changes are made in rent-controlled living accommodations. Elderly, poor and disabled people can find themselves out on the street. San Francisco officials challenged the real estate lobby in Sacramento and worked some changes. Could LA do the same?

Also, by staying away from the "bully pulpit," is Mayor Eric Garcetti avoiding a test of his leadership?

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Warren Olney