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‘Put in a corner,’ El Cerrito scraps just-cause eviction law

The 25,000-person town of El Cerrito was the latest target for a deep-pocket California landlord interest group, which shelled out more than $30,000 to kill a just-cause for eviction ordinance that would have affected a little more than 100 landlords.

…Sasha Harnden, a policy advocate for Sacramento-based anti-poverty group the Western Center on Law and Poverty, said in an interview that the California Apartment Association is one of the top two most powerful groups in the state representing landlord interests, along with the California Association of Realtors.

“These landlord interests have so much power over our elected representatives,” Harnden said.

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