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

Jill Broadhurst
William McLetchie
Fanny Li
Mary Rathbun
Kit Chow
Michele Chitson
Daniel Gonzalez
Suzanne Spiersch
Robert Zolly
Randal Lee
David Saldivar
Lissette Irizarry
Jennifer Morris
Richard Schneider
Cassandra Mills
Glenn Kennedy
A.R. Foote
Larry Queen
Diane Moran
Carla de Haas
Hongqi Li
Jeanne Wong
Sandra Tarbet
Ellen Soulis
John Sampson
Jinling Xie
Ying Tsung Cheung
Robert Jeon
Liuyan Liang
Sandra Messer
379 signatures

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  • Jill Broadhurst
    signed 2019-07-11 20:57:31 -0700
  • William McLetchie
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  • Fanny Li
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  • Mary Rathbun
    signed 2019-07-11 14:39:44 -0700
  • Kit Chow
    signed 2019-07-11 14:07:54 -0700
  • Michele Chitson
    signed 2019-07-11 12:25:28 -0700
  • Daniel Gonzalez
    signed 2019-07-11 12:03:14 -0700
  • Suzanne Spiersch
    signed 2019-07-11 11:55:47 -0700
  • Robert Zolly
    signed 2019-07-11 11:05:03 -0700
  • Randal Lee
    signed 2019-07-11 10:57:20 -0700
  • David Saldivar
    signed 2019-07-11 10:36:12 -0700
  • Lissette Irizarry
    signed 2019-07-09 14:27:43 -0700
  • Jennifer Morris
    signed 2019-06-05 10:59:55 -0700
  • Richard Schneider
    signed 2019-06-02 17:58:28 -0700
  • Cassandra Mills
    signed 2019-05-31 15:51:43 -0700
  • Glenn Kennedy
    signed 2019-05-31 15:07:59 -0700
  • A.R. Foote
    signed 2019-05-13 22:24:21 -0700
  • Larry Queen
    signed 2019-05-11 16:29:22 -0700
  • Diane Moran
    signed 2019-05-03 17:14:22 -0700
  • Carla de Haas
    signed 2019-05-02 21:19:30 -0700
  • Hongqi Li
    signed 2019-05-02 08:07:27 -0700
  • Jeanne Wong
    signed 2019-04-27 12:33:37 -0700
  • Sandra Tarbet
    signed 2019-04-26 14:39:33 -0700
  • Ellen Soulis
    signed 2019-04-25 15:38:19 -0700
  • John Sampson
    signed 2019-04-22 09:19:47 -0700
  • Jinling Xie
    signed 2019-04-21 00:20:40 -0700
  • Ying Tsung Cheung
    signed 2019-04-19 14:15:02 -0700
  • Robert Jeon
    signed 2019-04-18 21:29:33 -0700
  • Liuyan Liang
    signed 2019-04-18 20:53:04 -0700
  • Sandra Messer
    signed 2019-04-18 12:13:35 -0700