After facing aggressive opposition from the California Apartment Association, a draconian initiative to impose rent control and just-cause eviction policies in Sacramento has failed passage.

In Tuesday’s election, 61.8% of voters rejected the initiative, Measure C.

By defeating Measure C, CAA has protected Sacramento’s rental housing industry from San Francisco-style rent control and just-cause eviction protections.

Among other things, Measure C threatened to:

  • Roll rents back to February 2018 levels.
  • Limit increases to CPI with a 2% floor and 5% ceiling.
  • Impose strict eviction controls and relocation assistance for no-fault evictions.
  • Establish an elected rent board to oversee the rental housing industry in Sacramento with the ability to set rents, determine fair and reasonable returns for capital improvement pass through and establish a fee on rental owners to fund the program.

Measure C was opposed by a broad coalition including Mayor Darrell Steinberg and every Sacramento city council member, as well as local residents, local business owners, various community groups, the construction industry, housing developers, local Realtors and small housing providers across the region.

CAA graciously thanks our supporters who contributed to this campaign. This win sends a strong message across Sacramento that rent control is not an appropriate solution to the region’s housing crisis.