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Activists pushing rent control proposals for Silicon Valley

The campaigns, if successful, would lead to the largest expansion of US tenant laws since the 1970s

Ms Cornell (seated) gathering signatures on petitions to place a rent control measure on the ballot.


AFTER years of punishing rent increases, activists across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area are pushing a spate of rent control proposals, driven by outrage over soaring housing prices and fears that the growing income gap is turning middle-class families into an