Signatures submitted for rent control measure in National City


Rent control activists in National City on Thursday submitted signatures in hopes of placing a rent control measure before voters this November.

Signatures filed at City Hall numbered more than 3,500, more than enough to qualify the initiative.

The petition must now undergo a signature count and verification process. If enough valid voter signatures were collected, the National City Rent Control and Community Stabilization Ordinance (accessible here) will be officially slated for November’s ballot.

The ballot measure would create a rent board funded by annual landlord fees, cap annual rent increases based on the rate of inflation and impose “just cause” eviction policies.

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