In Palmer/Sixth Street Properties LP v. City of Los Angeles, decided on July 22, 2009, the California Court of Appeal for the Second District held that a condition of approval requiring 60 affordable units in a 350-unit rental project violated the Costa-Hawkins Act, which allows landlords to establish the initial rental rate for a new unit.

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