CARPINTERIA, Calif.-Carpinteria is the latest city trying to address the high cost of rent.
Staff member Mark Carlson said Californians pay more than people in other states.
Council member Roy Lee said he asked the city to put the item on the agenda in hopes of helping people who call Carpinteria home.
A resident names Kit Brown made the only public comment.
She called in to urge the council to do something about it.
Brown said she is being evicted due to a renovation.
Staff presented anti-displacement measures that include rent stabilization, subsidies, short term rental amendments and eviction protections.
Santa Barbara County recently enacted protections following so called reno-victions in Isla Vista where some people paid $2200 for a one bedroom.
A website called rentcafe.com shows the average one bedroom rented in Carpinteria costs more than $2400 a month.
Staff recommended the council adopt a resolution initiating amendments and priorities when it comes to housing.
After some discussion about priorities council members voted unanimously to follow the staff recommendation and to let the staff prioritize the options.
For more information visit the city's website at carpinteriaca.gov.