A rent control measure targeted for Inglewood’s fall ballot has failed to qualify, the city clerk’s office has confirmed.

Tenant advocates filed their petition for a rent control measure in October 2017, giving them six months to submit the approximately 10,000 valid voter signatures needed to qualify their measure.

In May, proponents submitted 14,000 signatures, however, the city clerk reports that an excessive number of those signatures were invalid, disqualifying the Inglewood Rent Control Petition for the fall ballot.

Rent control advocates with the group Uplift Inglewood say they are challenging the disqualification, which is expected to force a review period.

If the results stand, and the proponents want to pursue a similar initiative, they’ll need to start the process over.

“The public is aware of the detrimental effects of rent control on all aspects of society, and it shows in the lack of support for such failed and radical policies,” said Fred Sutton, vice president of public affairs for the California Apartment Association. “This is great news, but now more than ever, housing providers need to get organized, informed and continue to advocate for productive housing policy.”