Proposal to require allowing pets in Berkeley

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The premise, as I understand it, is that everyone and her uncle is claiming that they need their pets as emotional support animals already, so why not make it fair for the folks who haven't figured out that loophole and grant all pets the right to housing in Berkeley.  I thought it was an Onion headline.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-con...

Happy Monday!  The rent control ordinances in your market could be worse!

Originally posted by @Mel Selvidge :

The premise, as I understand it, is that everyone and her uncle is claiming that they need their pets as emotional support animals already, so why not make it fair for the folks who haven't figured out that loophole and grant all pets the right to housing in Berkeley.  I thought it was an Onion headline.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-con...

Happy Monday!  The rent control ordinances in your market could be worse!

I had this happen with a tenant who moved a dog in, and had nothing to show and never went to doctor, but it was an emotional support dog.. hmmm..

For anyone in SF & Berkeley, and to a lesser extent, Oakland, don't be surprised when the next thing rolls out!!

What next?  Will landlords be forced to accept tenants with rug rats?  Slippery slope indeed!

@Mel Selvidge  Thanks for the link.  Like you said, could be an article in The Onion.  Berkeley has a long history of regs that get passed and then struck down in the state or federal courts. 

The support and assistance animal issue aside, pet owners will never be a state or federal protected housing class.  However, I wouldn't put it past the City of Berkeley to try to designate their entire population has having special needs.

The entire province of Ontario has a similar law.  While I do not support it, let's not pretend it would be the end of the world.

I allow pets anyway. People in this area expect to be able to have pets in a SFR; it is seem as one of the main ways in which a SFR is superior to an apartment.

I'm not surprised at this silly proposal especially after Berkley unanimously passed a law this summer mandating that weed should be free in The People's Republic of Berkeley:

http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/07/03/free-weed-becomes-law-in-berkeley/

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