The California Apartment Association is turning to its members for help defeating a rent control initiative that may be headed to Santa Cruz voters this fall.
The Movement for Housing Justice has submitted signatures in hopes of qualifying its rent control measure for the November 2018 ballot. The ballot measure goes further than existing rent control ordinances in Berkeley, San Francisco and Oakland, as it is likely to include rent control on single-family homes in the event that Costa-Hawkins is repealed.
The initiative threatens to:
- Limit rent increases to the annual inflation rate
- Impose strict “just cause” eviction rules for most rental units.
- Require written warnings be served before initiating eviction, even after criminal activity.
- Subject renters to potentially testifying against neighbors accused of criminal activity as part of eviction proceedings.
- Force payment of six months’ or more of comparable market rate rent to terminate a tenancy.
- Create a permanent government bureaucracy with the power to set rents, levy fees, and pay itself a salary.
- Cost Santa Cruz millions annually to implement and enforce.
To help defeat this measure, CAA is asking its members to consider making a financial contribution to “Santa Cruz Against Costly Initiatives.” Click here for the contribution form.
PAID FOR BY REAL HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR SANTA ROSA, SPONSORED BY CALIFORNIA APARTMENT ASSOCIATION