Igor Tregub: sits on the Housing Advisory Commission
Igor Tregub: sits on the Housing Advisory Commission

Reflecting on his four years of service, outgoing Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner Igor Tregub looks back, in an Opinionator piece published today, at the internship programs he helped created, the support the organization provided to those facing foreclosure, and the stronger tenant protections he leaves behind. And his organization of several Seismic Days of Action means there is now stronger property owner compliance with Phase I of the Soft-Story Ordinance. But, he says, one year after the devastating Sequoia Building fire on Telegraph Avenue which saw dozens of people lose their homes, there is much work still to be done.

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