The California Apartment Association played a pivotal role in securing significant amendments this week to a proposed eviction ordinance in San Diego, arguing that the initial proposal was unnecessary and wouldn’t address the city’s housing crisis.

Following a seven-hour hearing, the San Diego City Council voted 8-1 in favor of the amended ordinance on Tuesday, with CAA as the only rental housing advocacy organization firmly opposing it.

CAA’s persistence led to substantial changes in the legislation, moving away from the original framework presented by Council President Sean Elo Rivera on Oct. 31, 2022. The association’s strong opposition, including nearly 10,000 letters and testimony from 130 housing providers at the council hearing, prompted key changes to the proposal.

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