By Steven Tavares.

The unlikely new epicenter of the East Bay housing crisis is Alameda. On this week’s East Bay Citizen Show podcast, Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie said the move by a South Bay landlord to exploit a section of the city’s recently approved 65-day moratorium on rents and eviction was a “slap in the face” to the City Council.

The resulting furor following the issuance of 60-day eviction notices to 33 families at Bay View Apartments in Alameda, said Oddie, could make the offending landlord the new face for a push by tenants to enact a strong rent control policy.

Oddie also works for Assemblymember Rob Bonta and he gives a preview of the lawmaker’s potential agenda for the coming legislative year.

In addition, he also describes his less-than-stellar fantasy football team, unfortunately heavy on players from his hometown Chicago Bears.

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Originally posted at East Bay Citizen.

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