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City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a 18-year veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Rental Rules
City Inside/Out: Rental Rules

Poll: Should the city pass a new renter protection law?

The Seattle City Council is considering tougher laws to protect renters from unscrupulous landlords, but will the plan backfire? The proposed "Carl Haglund" law would prohibit rent hikes in units that do not meet basic maintenance standards and protect tenants from retaliation. Added legislation bans income discrimination for prospective tenants. Advocates say these changes could provide a path to a more equitable and affordable city, but landlords argue added regulation will increase their cost of doing business and result in even higher rents. We meet landlord Carl Haglund and hear from all sides of this controversial debate.

On the show:
Liz Etta, Exec. Director, Tenants Union of WA (studio)
Sean Flynn, President, Rental Housing Assoc. of WA (studio)
Carl Haglund, Landlord
Ann LoGerfo, Columbia Legal Services
Gammachis Mustafa, Renter
Osman Osman, Renter
Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council (studio)
Roger Valdez, Director, Smart Growth Seattle (studio)