The California Apartment Association scored a victory on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors meeting as it defeated a proposed tenant anti-harassment ordinance.

The measure, introduced by Supervisor Dennis Kennedy, was largely a reiteration of existing laws but would have opened new avenues for tenants to litigate against property owners, creating the potential for a surge in frivolous lawsuits.

Joined by other business organizations, CAA successfully countered arguments made by activist groups that have been consistently targeting housing providers. The lack of a second vote on the Board resulted in the measure’s defeat.

This recent win follows another successful effort by CAA in August to prevent the city of Sacramento from enacting a similar ordinance. Although there is a possibility the city measure may resurface later this year, CAA remains vigilant in monitoring developments and will keep its members informed.