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Frequently Asked Questions about Montclair Rent Control 2.0 + A Copy of the Law

Frequently Asked Questions about Rent Control 2.0 What is Rent Control? Rent control is the government control and regulation of the amounts charged for rented housing. Is Rent Control Common in New Jersey? Yes, approximately 20% of New Jersey municipalities have some form of rent control. What structures are included in Montclair’s new proposed rent …

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Montclair Rent Control 2.0

Some thoughts on the compromise, how we got here and how we move forward. I’m excited to share that a compromise has been reached on the substance of a new rent control law. My sincerest thank you to the Tenants Organization of Montclair, Montclair Property Owners Association, faith leaders, community organizations, various external experts and …

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Op-Ed: Freezing Rents Further is Not a Substitution for Rent Stabilization

In the beginning of the pandemic, the previous Council voted to freeze rents on most rental units in Montclair. It’s something that I voted for six times to cover the balance of 2020 and all of the year 2021 to support tenants who were struggling. Having grown up in rent controlled and then regular rental …

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Resolution Instituting A Mask Mandate For Indoor Public Places In Montclair

R-21-267 TOWNSHIP OF MONTCLAIR ______________________________________________________________________________ December 21, 2021 WHEREAS, the Township of Montclair has a compelling interest to protect the health, welfare and safety of residents; and WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the emergence of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the disease COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic; and WHEREAS, …

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Tropical Storm Ida Aftermath

We’ve just experienced what I believe to be the most significant flooding event, for our region, in modern history — at least since Hurricane Floyed in 1999. At the present time there is no known loss of life in Montclair, thank goodness. Water is safe to drink. Township staff, who have been working through the …

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Parking In Montclair Manifesto – Updated Dec. 10th 2022

Parking in Montclair I’ve been getting a lot of questions and have been doing some thinking and wanted to share some of my thoughts on the challenges with parking in Montclair. With our most acute challenge — parking in/around downtown, I’ll say that governments that have pre-dated this one made the decision to dramatically densify …

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Early Voting In The 2021 Election – Locations And Information

2021 is the first year that New Jersey is permitting early voting. Early voting is a great alternative to voting on Election Day, especially if work and childcare needs create challenges on that day. Early voting days include two full weekends. Unfortunately there are not early voting locations in Montclair this year. However, several neighboring …

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