Richmond seeks better protection for tenants harassed, threatened by landlords

East Bay Times - In response to troubling reports of landlords harassing or threatening their tenants, the Richmond City Council voted Tuesday to kickstart a process to create an anti-harassment law to protect renters.

The City Council directed the city attorney’s office to come back in about a month with an ordinance that would specifically lay out what constitutes “harassment” and ban it under city law.

Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, who brought the idea to the council along with Councilmember Melvin Willis, pointed to Oakland’s tenant anti-harassment law as a model to follow.

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