Posted by Sir Loving on April 15, 1997 at 23:42:20:
In Reply to: Re: Rent Control Law - Question of the day. posted by TenantNet on April 09, 1997 at 22:55:25:
: I agree but I had the impression that the Assembly is for the
: continuation, the Senate seems to be against and Pataki could
: have alot of influence on what happens. Is that correct?
: It's not that simple as politics is a study of contradictions.
: Yes, the assembly is (on the surface) for continuation, but they're
: more interested in staying in office and maintaining their powerful
: committee chairmanships (with the perks). They're also interested in
: keeping all the real estate oney that goes to the Democratic Political
: Action Committee (surprised?) Shel Silver has never been a friend of tenants
: and I've seen him support pretty nast landlord candidates. They want
: you to think they are on your side, but that's why they are willing to
: create a panic and when the laws are renewed (but with devestating
: weakening) they can then claim they saved Rent Control. Pataki wants
: one thing -- top be seen in the middle so he can be assured or re-election.
: Once you examine the political motives, you start to get the picture.
: Pataki has to play his game no matter what. Silver can create tremendous
: smoke and mirrors and get all his co-politicians to create the impression
: that they are really on your side -- to keep the onus and the
: responsibility off of them -- which is where tenants must place the
: responsibility if there is any chance of survival.
I have recently contacted a several State Senators and NYC Council members on this issue...They have stated that the Oldest rent control laws will remain in effect for at least 3 years since the City Council has already passed these laws. I remain in favor of renewing the additional rent regulation laws (covering the repeal of vacancy decontrol and rent stabilization), as well, because it provides more clout if all tenants stick together against higher rents. I refuse to let them take advantage of any distinction that allows them to devide and conquer our united front.
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