Last week, the Common Council passed a resolution calling on the New York State legislature to extend rent stabilization, which now applies only to New York City and Nassau, Westchester, and Rockland counties, to the entire state and offering support for four bills now in committee pertaining to tenants' rights. The resolution passed but not with unanimous support. Three aldermen voted against it and two abstained, making it necessary for Council president Tom DePietro, who has chosen not to vote except in cases of a tie, to cast a vote.
To Gossips, the resolution seemed mostly to be part of a lobbying effort by Citizen Action of New York, but Roger Hannigan Gilson decided to pursue the topic. This morning, he published his consideration of the topic on his blog The Other Hudson Valley: "Could Rent Stabilization Come to Hudson?"
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