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 issued a title and summary for the measure, which you can find here.
Qualifying the ballot measure for the fall became the focus of tenant groups in January after CAA and its allies defeated AB 1506, a bill that would have overturned Costa-Hawkins and brought extreme forms of rent control back to California.
The bill fell just one vote shy of advancing to the Assembly floor, leaving tenant activists and their allies more determined than ever to overturn California’s most important landlord-protection law.
The California Apartment Association has created a campaign committee called Californians for Responsible Housing and is assembling a game plan to defeat the initiative. Within 30 to 45 days, CAA will begin securing assistance from rental property owners throughout the state. Stay tuned for more information and instructions on how you can help.
If you haven’t already, be sure to bookmark SaveCostaHawkins.org, your resource for news and information on preserving California’s most important landlord-protection law.