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Landlord association in LA wants tenants to foot the bill for water use

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As mandatory water cuts become a reality in the state, one group of people say they are particularly feeling the pinch.

The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, a local group that represents landlords, is lobbying Mayor Eric Garcetti to back a proposal that calls for renters to pay for their water use, in exchange for slightly-reduced rents. The proposal would only impact rent-controlled buildings in Los Angeles.

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James Clarke, Executive Vice President of The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles, one of the largest rental housing associations representing landlords in the U.S. [The group is putting together a proposal which would make tenants in rent-stabilized units pay for their water usage]

Larry Gross, Executive Director of The Coalition for Economic Survival, a tenants rights groups