Huntington Beach rent control measure won’t appear on fall ballot


Thanks in part to advocacy efforts by the California Apartment Association, the Huntington Beach City Council has reversed its decision to place a rent control measure on the November ballot.

Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson

The council voted 4 to 3 on Monday, Aug. 11, to repeal the ballot measure, one month after voting to put the proposal before voters.

The measure, if it had gone to voters and been approved, would have authorized the council to implement rent-stabilization guidelines for mobile home parks.

“We are happy to see that rent control will not come to Huntington Beach anytime soon,” said Tommy Thompson, executive director of CAA’s Orange County Division. “Although tenant groups will continue to advocate for future measures, CAA and its coalition partners will continue to be vigilant in protecting the property rights of landlords throughout Orange County.”

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