Pasadena tenant activists fall short of signatures for November rent control measure

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Tenant activists Thursday conceded that they’d fallen short in their effort to place rent control on Pasadena’s November ballot.

To qualify their measure, rent control advocates faced a May 30 deadline to submit at least 12,982 valid voter signatures. On Thursday, rent control supporters announced a final signature count of 10,224.

Supporters of the rent control measure, “The Pasadena Fair and Equitable Housing Charter Amendment,” filed their initial paperwork for the ballot measure in November. The initiative sought to bring rent control, “just cause” eviction policies and a rent board to the city.

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