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  • How Come There Isn't One Landlord on Santa Monica Rent Control Board?

    Elaine Golden-Gealer, Special to the Observer|Jun 13, 2022

    On Thursday June 9, 2022 the Rent Control Board will be discussing the details of filling a vacancy since Board Member Nicole Phillis announced her resignation. In accordance with the City Charter, whenever there is an unscheduled vacancy on the Board, they make an appointment. They always appoint someone who will have the advantage of being listed as an incumbent in the next election. The appointee is always another SMRR (Santa Monican for Renters' Rights) member and never a landlord. SMRR star...