Month: February 2018

Papers filed to put rent control on Sacramento city ballot

Tenant advocates have filed preliminary paperwork to place a rent control measure before voters in the city of Sacramento. The initiative would amend the city charter to impose inflation-based rent control and “just cause” eviction […]

After defeat of AB 1506, tenant groups turn to initiative to overturn Costa-Hawkins

Tenant operatives are now attempting to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act through a statewide ballot measure targeted for the November 2018 election. Signature gathering to qualify the initiative began after the state attorney general […]

Santa Cruz council imposes temporary rent control, just-cause measures

Over the objections of CAA and its members, the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday imposed interim emergency rent control and just-cause eviction ordinances, effective immediately. Although most attendees objected during public testimony, the council […]

CAA, allies derail AB 1506, the bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins

The California Apartment Association and its allies today derailed AB 1506, a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and bring radical rent control back to California. This morning, following lead testimony from the […]

Long Beach city attorney clears signature-gathering for rent control measure

An effort to place rent control and eviction controls before Long Beach voters will soon enter the signature-gathering phase. On Tuesday, the Long Beach city attorney gave petitioners the green light to begin collecting signatures […]