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The California Apartment Association is calling on its members in Culver City to oppose a permanent rent control ordinance up for consideration this coming Monday. If adopted, Culver City’s ordinance would become one of the strictest rent control measures in California. CAA has asked its members in the Los Angeles suburb to send emails to Culver City’s mayor and council detailing the myriad problems with the ordinance. Among other things, the measure would: Peg allowable rent increases to the Consumer Price Index. Establish rent registry requirements annually and upon a new tenancy. Remove owner protections in the for-cause provisions provided… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has issued a letter outlining its opposition to a proposal that would nearly double an annual inspection fee for apartments in the city of Los Angeles. The Housing Department seeks permission from the City Council to raise the code enforcement fee from $43.32 to $81.59 per unit per year.

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Screenshot of actor Troy Dillinger portraying an Army veteran in a Yes on 21 ad. Actual veterans, who are largely opposed to Prop 21, say the ad is misleading and violates the Stolen Valor Act. Early in the election season, more than a dozen veteran groups came out against Proposition 21, the extreme rent control measure going before California voters this fall. So, it raised some eyebrows — and tempers — when the Yes on 21 campaign began running an ad depicting a highly decorated military man promoting a proposition that veterans clearly don’t want. What’s more, the man in… Read More

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The San Francisco Chronicle on Monday urged voters to reject Proposition 21, the extreme rent control measure on California’s Nov. 3 ballot. With the Chronicle’s editorial, nearly every major newspaper in the state has now opposed the measure. The editorial notes that “the case for rent control, overwhelmingly rejected by experts and refuted by research, might have seemed unlikely to grow weaker. And yet it has.” The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board points to the overwhelming defeat of Proposition 10, the nearly identical measure overwhelmingly rebuffed by voters in 2018. “In the two years since Californians rejected the last attempt… Read More

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Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced his opposition to Proposition 21, the extreme rent control measure on the Nov. 3 statewide ballot. Newsom also opposed Proposition 10, a nearly identical measure that went down in defeat in 2018. Gov. Gavin Newsom “In the past year, California has passed a historic version of statewide rent control – the nation’s strongest rent caps and renter protections in the nation – as well as short-term eviction relief,” the governor said in a press release. “But Proposition 21, like Proposition 10 before it, runs the all-too-real risk of discouraging availability of affordable housing in our… Read More

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The nominating period for the 2021 CAA Board of Directors is underway. Applications are due by noon Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Here are links to the nominating documents: Board Responsibilities, CAA Code of Ethics, CAA Organizational Objectives Nominating Committee Memorandum: Call for Nominations Board of Directors Application Form

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The Culver City Council on Sept. 21 is expected to review a draft of a draconian local rent control ordinance being considered for permanent adoption. If ultimately approved, the measure would become one of the worst rent control ordinances in California.  The California Apartment Association opposes the upcoming ordinance, which includes onerous policies such as: Pegging allowable rent increases to the Consumer Price Index. Establishing rent registry requirements annually and upon a new tenancy. Removing owner protections in the for-cause provisions provided under AB 1482, the statewide rent cap and just cause legislation that took effect Jan. 1. While the… Read More

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The continued spread of wildfires in California has led to new declarations of emergency from Gov. Gavin Newsom. Each of the emergency proclamations trigger protections against price gouging, including rent increases over 10%. Gov. Gavin Newsom The latest emergency declarations came Sunday. Counties named in the declaration include Fresno, Madera and Mariposa counties, due to the Creek Fire; San Bernardino County, due to the El Dorado Fire; and San Diego County, due to the Valley Fire. The fires have burned tens of thousands of acres, destroyed homes and caused the evacuation of thousands of residents. Last month, Newsom declared a… Read More

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/455693661 The CAA-led campaign to defeat Proposition 21 has released its first television advertisement against the extreme rent control measure on November’s ballot. Titled “California Dream,” the 30-second television advertisement features Al Wong, a Bay Area small property owner whose parents were immigrants from Hong Kong. Wong’s message: Proposition 21 turns the California Dream of home ownership into a “nightmare.” The ad comes from Californians for Responsible Housing, a campaign committee sponsored by the California Apartment Association aimed at defeating Prop 21. In the ad, which will run on television in major markets throughout the state, Wong notes that Prop… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday, Sept 8.

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