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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.

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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

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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.

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During a hearing packed with housing providers Tuesday, the Glendale City Council requested staff to create a temporary rent cap with a maximum annual increase of 5 percent.

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Over the objections of CAA, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a temporary rent control ordinance for unincorporated areas of the county. The interim rent control measure affects about 50,000 pre-1995 apartments located in areas outside the 88 city jurisdictions within the county. The ordinance includes: A maximum rent increase amount of 3 percent annually for rental properties in the county’s unincorporated areas, except for those properties that are statutorily exempt from rent control. A term of six months from the date of adoption with options to extend the interim ordinance as necessary. A base rent… Read More

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Question: Can I refuse to show the premises to a prospective resident because he or she is obviously intoxicated? Answer: Yes, if you are concerned about your safety or just wasting your time, you can refuse to show the premises to an intoxicated applicant. However, make sure the person is really intoxicated and not just under a physical or mental disability. In order to enter in a binding agreement, the parties must not be temporarily incapacitated by intoxication.

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Wildfires raging in Northern and Southern California have prompted states of emergency for Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties, triggering the state’s anti-price-gouging law and banning rent increases over 10 percent. Last Thursday, Acting Gov. Gain Newsom declared the state of emergency in Butte County in response to the Camp Fire, which has burned 130,000 acres, destroyed nearly 9,000 structures and killed at least 48 people, making it the deadliest wildfire in California history. Last Friday, Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Ventura and L.A counties in response to the Hill and Woolsey fires. The emergency declarations trigger the state’s… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal operating hours will resume Tuesday.

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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.

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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.

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