Voters will soon decide whether to increase taxes on improvements to buildings within the Los Angeles Unified School District, including apartments. On the June 4 ballot is Measure EE, which would levy a parcel tax of 16 cents per square foot of building improvements annually for 12 years. If approved, the measure is expected to raise $500 million per year for L.A. Unified, which is the nation’s second largest school district.
In 2019, the California Apartment Association will continue to address a wide range of local rental housing issues in the Sacramento Valley. Here are four of the most consequential issues to watch: Rent control ballot measure In the city of Sacramento, an initiative that would implement rent control and strict tenancy-termination restrictions qualified to appear on the ballot sometime in 2020. The next step is for the City Council to decide which ballot will include the measure, with options likely coming down to the March primary or November’s general election. Before acting, the council will review a pending legal opinion… Read More
In California, last week’s gubernatorial election proved to be a complete rebuke of President Trump’s agenda, with Democrats winning significantly at every level of state government. Democrats swept all statewide offices and won numerous Congressional, state Senate and Assembly seats. Motivated voters turned out to the polls in higher-than-usual numbers, helping push Democrats across the finish line in several close contests.
In the San Diego area, the fall election brought victories for most CAAPAC-supported candidates for local office. Here’s how the local elections broke down: San Diego County In the race for District 4 supervisor, CAAPAC-backed candidate Nathan Fletcher, who is on record opposing rent control, won with 66.54 percent of the vote. With his victory, Fletcher will be the only Democrat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, a trend expected to continue in future elections throughout San Diego County. City of San Diego District 6 Councilman Chris Cate, a pro-business incumbent supported by CAAPAC, won re-election to the… Read More
Throughout 2018, the California Apartment Association’s Political Action Committee supported numerous candidates for local office in the Sacramento Valley. We are pleased to announce that many of these CAAPAC-backed candidates went on to win their races, both in the June primary and the November general election.
Voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 5, a statewide ballot measure that would have allowed homeowners who are 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer tax assessments from a prior home to a new home. With 95.7 percent of precincts reporting, 41.9 percent of the votes cast on Proposition 5 were to approve the measure, while 58.1 percent were cast to reject it.
California voters in Tuesday’s election approved Propositions 1 and 2, CAA-supported bond measures that together are expected to raise $6 billion, add much-needed affordable housing and help address the state’s homelessness crisis. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Proposition 1 had garnered 54.1 percent of the vote, while Proposition 2 had secured 61.1 percent. Proposition 1 will authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for housing-related programs, loans, grants and projects, as well as housing loans for veterans.
Amid aggressive opposition from the California Apartment Association, a measure to impose rent control and “just cause” eviction policies in Santa Cruz failed passage in Tuesday’s election. According to semi-official results, 65.5 percent of voters rejected Measure M, while just 34.5 percent voted to approve it. A rent control measure also appeared to be failing in National City.
A campaign led by the California Apartment Association has defeated a rent control and “just cause” eviction initiative in National City. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 53.9 percent of voters had rejected Measure W, while 46.1 percent voted to approve it. A rent control measure also failed in Santa Cruz.
Thanks largely to a campaign led by the California Apartment Association, voters in the Nov. 6 election overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 10, the statewide ballot measure that would have repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and brought extreme forms of rent control back to the state. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 61.7 percent of voters rejected Prop 10, while 38.3 percent voted to approve the measure. “The stunning margin of victory shows California voters clearly understood the negative impacts Prop 10 would have on the availability of affordable and middle-class housing in our state,” said Tom Bannon, chief executive officer… Read More