|Richmond City Council candidates|
|David Schoenthal said rent control |
"exacerbates" the problem
A series of questions were posed to the 10 council candidates who attended, including one early on about whether Richmond's rents control law was effective, needed to be repealed, or should be amended.
And if amended, exactly how.
Candidates who said they thought the law needed to be repealed drew the loudest applause from the audience, though supporters among the candidates stood their ground in support of the voter-approved rent control measure.
Most of the candidates indicated that whether the city has a rent control law or not, the shortage of housing in Richmond is a serious problem.
The 10 candidates who participated in the forum were: