City of Sacramento files suit to keep rent control off ballot
The city of Sacramento has filed a lawsuit in hopes of keeping a rent control initiative off November’s ballot and holding a tenant activist to her pledge to drop the measure.
Like the city, the California Apartment Association opposes the initiative in question. The measure traces back to 2018, when tenant activists attempted to qualify a rent control initiative for the fall election but failed to collect enough signatures by the deadline. They kept circulating their petition, though, and ultimately qualified the initiative for a future ballot, shifting their attention to 2020.