Court Rejects Preliminary Injunction to halt Mountain View Rent Control Measure!

Mountain View, CA — On April 5, 2017, Mountain View tenants, proponents of Measure V and advocacy groups won a major victory when the Santa Clara County Superior Court denied the California Apartment Association’s (CAA) request for a preliminary injunction of the voter approved Community Stabilization and Fair Control Act (Measure V).  The Act, approved by the voters in November, establishes rent stabilization and just cause eviction protections in the City.  The denial of the preliminary injunction lifted the temporary restraining order imposed by the Court through a stipulation of the City and CAA.

The Court ruled that the CAA was not likely to prevail in the case and had not demonstrated that landlords would be irreparably harmed if the measure was allowed to take effect.  Residents Joan MacDonald, Steve Chandler, Linda Williams, Urban Habitat, and Faith in Action intervened in the suit brought by the CAA against the City, challenging the legality of the measure.  Intervenors are represented by PILP, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Community Law Clinic, and Fenwick and West.  For more information, contact Michael Rawson at PILP, 510-891-9794 ext. 145 or Craig Castellanet at 510-891-9794, ext. 132.

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