Groups of renters and landlords converged on California's Capitol on Jan. 11, 2018 for a hearing on a bill to ease restictions on local rent control laws. Angela Hart The Sacramento Bee
Groups of renters and landlords converged on California's Capitol on Jan. 11, 2018 for a hearing on a bill to ease restictions on local rent control laws. Angela Hart The Sacramento Bee
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

If not rent control, then what? California renters can’t afford to wait

January 12, 2018 10:23 AM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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