The Board of Supervisors approved a proposal Tuesday by District Supervisor David Campos to require landlords who use the Ellis Act to evict tenants to “pay the difference between the tenant’s current rent and what they would have to pay for a similar apartment for two years,” reports the SF Chronicle. 

This follows last week’s vote to legalize some 30,000 to 50,000 landlord units and a vote in Sacramento on Tuesday that moves Ellis Act reform out of committee. The latter legislation, proposed by Senator Mark Leno, would prohibit landlords from using the 1985 Ellis Act until they own a property for at least five years. The act was designed to let long-term landlords exit the rental business, but reformers argue that it is now used by speculators.