In this episode Markie and Pedro take a deep dive into the challenges of tenant organizing in the heart of capitalist Silicon Valley.
In the first in-depth coverage of the campaign hosts Markie and Pedro interview former local journalist Daniel DeBolt who played a key role with the Mountain View Tenants Coalition. Skyrocketing rents and mass displacement led to a coalition of renters and allies to wage a bitter battle against well funded landlords and a hostile city council to pass a rent control ballot measure that also rolled back rents for thousands of tenants.
In the post interview commentary, Markie and Pedro relate this to broader conversations around organizing and struggles over displacement in the Bay Area and Los Angeles — including Prop 10, a failed ballot measure in California that sought to repeal state restrictions on local cities enacting rent control.
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