Los Angeles County Supervisors are voting on proposed rent control.

By Kevin Tripp, KABC

The rent control measure is only directed at unincorporated county areas. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl thinks it will help with homelessness.

”The rent goes up, you can’t pay it, you’re kicked out, you can’t put together first and last, so you can’t move into something else. This is really important for our renters.”

But landlord Meg Sullivan tells KTLA 5 rent control actually makes it worse for renters because it adds financial uncertainty.

”There are things in our building that we need to improve. We have problems with roofing. There was some improvements I wanted to make. But I just feel like we’re going to be squeezed to the point where we can’t make improvements.”

 

Update from the Bahamas as heard on the Morning Drive

Update from the Bahamas as heard on the Morning Drive

Kimberly Mullings reporting from Freeport, Bahamas described the surreal conditions wrought by Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama Island. She told Jillian and John about “seeing people leaving literally in their underwear trying to seek shelter … Some people have three story homes and they had to hang out in their attics for over 24 hours.…Continue Reading

West Texas gunman was fired from job hours before massacre.

West Texas gunman was fired from job hours before massacre.

By Faith Karimi, Ed Lavandera and Christina Maxouris, CNN The 36-year-old gunman who left seven people dead in a West Texas killing rampage had been fired from his job hours before the massacre began, The New York Times reported, citing unnamed officials. CNN is working to learn more details, but authorities have repeatedly cautioned that they have yet…Continue Reading