Richmond city council was scheduled to vote on appointing a five-member rent board, but Mayor Tom Butt removed the item from the agenda.
Richmond’s rent control measure—Measure L—has passed with over 63 percent of the vote.
With all 53 precincts reported and each ballot counted, the divisive 2016 Richmond election has drawn to a close.
The real estate industry has so far spent about $188,000 in opposition to Richmond’s rent control measure—over triple the amount spent in support.
Candidates’ strategies for development across Richmond—and especially downtown—varied greatly.