Petition - Stop Rent Control

Petition to Governor Newsom and State Legislators

We oppose legislation that would hurt our businesses and California's housing supply. Please don't take options away from renters and rental housing providers.

In 2018, voters overwhelmingly defeated Proposition 10, the so-called “Affordable Housing Act." Proposition 10 would have made the housing crisis worse by repealing the long-standing Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, thus, allowing local governments to impose draconian rent control measures.

Several bills in the Legislature would ignore the will of the voters and otherwise hurt rental home providers:

  • AB 36 (Bloom) revises Costa Hawkins to allow local jurisdictions to apply rent stabilization measures to rental units that are more than 10 years old and single-family rentals and condominiums, with an exemption for landlords owning 2 units or less. (UPDATE: DEFEATED!)

  • AB 1482 (Chiu) would set a statewide annual cap on rent at a yet to be determined amount above the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all rental properties in the state that are not subject to a local rent control ordinance.

  • AB 1481 (Bonta) would implement a just cause mandate for the eviction of tenants, which is an over reaching, one-size-fits-all approach to controlling rental property decisions. (UPDATE: DEFEATED!)

There is a housing shortage in the state, but rent control is not the solution and may in fact inhibit construction of new housing, keep units off the market, and hinder the preservation and enhancement of aging housing stock.

We strongly oppose these efforts and urge you to oppose them as well.

Who's signing

Alejandra Sanchez
colleen obrien
Hur Koktenturk
Todd Bender
Julia Drori
Janet Calhoon
Earl Rugraff
Joseph Klaver
Terry Stain
Teresa Patino
Vilma Benitez
Joe Meath
Nandi Devam
Norbert Huston
Ann McClain
Johnny Hawthorne
Chris De Marco
William Perng
Claire Davis
Robert Weinberg
Mayling Trinh
Wayne Rowland
Gregory Knoblich
vicki lee
Mackenzie Dacres
Kari Mashburn
Cindy Ou
Hai Che
Diane Daley-Smith
Diane Henry
379 signatures

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  • Alejandra Sanchez
    signed 2020-04-23 09:39:05 -0700
  • colleen obrien
    signed 2019-12-03 14:39:05 -0800
  • Hur Koktenturk
    signed 2019-10-16 07:52:04 -0700
  • Todd Bender
    signed 2019-09-06 12:07:23 -0700
  • Julia Drori
    signed 2019-09-04 18:03:28 -0700
  • Janet Calhoon
    signed 2019-09-04 14:30:20 -0700
  • Earl Rugraff
    signed 2019-09-04 13:15:48 -0700
  • Joseph Klaver
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  • Terry Stain
    signed 2019-09-02 22:39:15 -0700
  • Teresa Patino
    signed 2019-09-02 22:00:57 -0700
  • Vilma Benitez
    signed 2019-08-30 11:10:58 -0700
  • Joe Meath
    signed 2019-08-21 13:28:16 -0700
  • Nandi Devam
    signed 2019-07-30 15:27:16 -0700
  • Norbert Huston
    signed 2019-07-24 09:22:32 -0700
  • Ann McClain
    signed 2019-07-22 09:48:44 -0700
  • Johnny Hawthorne
    signed 2019-07-18 20:32:26 -0700
  • Chris De Marco
    signed 2019-07-17 10:03:54 -0700
  • William Perng
    signed 2019-07-16 23:04:58 -0700
  • Claire Davis
    signed 2019-07-16 11:49:54 -0700
  • Robert Weinberg
    signed 2019-07-15 13:42:16 -0700
  • Mayling Trinh
    signed 2019-07-15 09:52:36 -0700
  • Wayne Rowland
    signed 2019-07-14 15:13:27 -0700
  • Gregory Knoblich
    signed 2019-07-14 10:59:20 -0700
  • vicki lee
    signed 2019-07-14 10:38:53 -0700
  • Mackenzie Dacres
    signed 2019-07-14 05:08:39 -0700
  • Kari Mashburn
    signed 2019-07-13 01:41:20 -0700
  • Cindy Ou
    signed 2019-07-12 17:14:15 -0700
  • Hai Che
    signed 2019-07-12 09:01:55 -0700
  • Diane Daley-Smith
    signed 2019-07-12 08:24:33 -0700
  • Diane Henry
    signed 2019-07-11 21:11:23 -0700