In a tie vote of 2-2—with one abstention—the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has rejected an extension of rent protections for another year and an expansion of the protections into unincorporated areas of the 4,083-square-mile county, an area more than twice as large as Rhode Island.

The resolutions that failed to muster a majority included a cap on rent increases at 3%, or the year-over-year change in the Consumer Price Index, whichever is lower. The measures also would have extended residential tenant protections for one year in the county and its 88 cities, according to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News.

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