Category: Rent Control

Campaign website launches to fight rent control measure in National City

CAA members wanting to prevent rent control from taking hold in San Diego County are urged to visit a new website — ProtectOurHousing.com. The website comes from National City Residents for Fair & Equitable Housing, the […]

Rent control threat surfaces at Glendale City Hall

Glendale’s mayor and some council members have expressed interest in pursuing a rent control ordinance and have directed city staffers to draft a report on the policy. The direction comes as the Glendale Tenants Union […]

Rent control group concedes it lacks signatures for ballot measure in Pomona

Pomona has become the latest Southern California city where tenant activists say they haven’t collected enough signatures to qualify a rent control measure for November’s ballot. Tenant activists in Pomona were unable to collect the […]

Long Beach rent control advocates miss deadline for November ballot

A proposed rent control measure for Long Beach won’t appear before voters in the fall, but the measure could still qualify for a later election. Housing Long Beach missed its June 1 deadline to submit […]

Tenant activists, landlords argue for and against rent control before San Diego council committee

Although not on the agenda, arguments over rent control dominated the discussion Wednesday at a San Diego City Council committee meeting. Scores of public speakers – both for and against rent control – appeared before […]

Signature-gathering underway for rent control measure in National City

An effort to place rent control before National City voters this November has entered the signature-gathering phase. The city attorney for National City recently gave petitioners the green light to begin circulating a petition for […]

Rent control ballot initiative filed in Santa Ana

Tenant advocates in Santa Ana have filed preliminary paperwork to place a rent control measure on the November ballot. The city attorney will have 15 business days to put together a title and summary for […]

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 […]

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 […]