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

Sarita Cannon
Christine Southerington
Mark Kron
Owolabi Rabiu
Sam Sorokin
Claude Zamanian
Michelle Hailey
Helen Christensen
Kathleen Baer
Beverly POTTER, PhD
Giselle Jurkanin
Mark Kesel
karen motlow
Norma LaBat
Tony Lynn
Luke Blacklidge
Peter Reitz
Christopher Moore
David Stearns
John Koenigshofer
John Toppano
Suzannah Cowell
Kerry Lyon
Susan Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Ade Akanni
Charles Smith
Elizabeth Snowden
Bill Mitchell
Eric Arico
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  • Sarita Cannon
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  • Christine Southerington
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  • Mark Kron
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  • Owolabi Rabiu
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  • Sam Sorokin
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  • Claude Zamanian
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  • Michelle Hailey
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  • Helen Christensen
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  • Kathleen Baer
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  • Beverly POTTER, PhD
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  • Giselle Jurkanin
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  • Mark Kesel
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  • karen motlow
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  • Norma LaBat
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  • Tony Lynn
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  • Luke Blacklidge
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  • Peter Reitz
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  • Christopher Moore
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  • David Stearns
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  • John Koenigshofer
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  • John Toppano
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  • Suzannah Cowell
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  • Kerry Lyon
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  • Susan Robinson
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  • Jackie Robinson
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  • Ade Akanni
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  • Charles Smith
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  • Elizabeth Snowden
    signed 2019-04-11 20:06:52 -0700
  • Bill Mitchell
    signed 2019-04-11 19:41:10 -0700
  • Eric Arico
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