Signatures to overturn Santa Rosa rent control get further review


After confirming the success of a signature-gathering effort to stop Santa Rosa rent control, election officials now say they certified the petition prematurely and need to conduct a hand count of signatures.

On Oct. 14, the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters confirmed that petitioners had collected the necessary 8,485 signatures to qualify a referendum on Santa Rosa’s rent control and just-cause-for-eviction ordinance.

“We made an error,” said county Registrar Bill Rousseau, according to this Santa Rosa Press Democrat article. “It was our error and …

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