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Does Seattle need renter protection laws?
City Inside/Out: Rental Rules

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, Directing Attorney, Columbia Legal Services
Gammachis Mustafa, Renter
Osman Osman, Renter
Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council (studio)
Roger Valdez, Director, Smart Growth Seattle (studio)

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