Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ending Rent Control on Ballot June 3

More than 100 owners and operators of apartment buildings and mobile home parks spent nearly $2 million to put an initiative on the June 3 ballot to phase out California's rent control laws. About 1.2 million people statewide are covered by such laws.
Los Angeles, which has 626,600 rent-controlled residential units, could be affected more than any other city if the measure passes.
Opponents have dubbed the measure the "Hidden Agenda Scheme," in part because rent control is not mentioned in the ballot title.
Los Angeles has rent control on all apartments built before Oct. 1, 1978, and on mobile home parks whose operating permits were issued before Feb. 10, 1986
(from Los Angeles Times). This measure on the June 3 ballot would phase out rent control in LA itself (e.g., North Hollywood, Hollywood, Eagle Rock, etc.), I'm not sure how other municipalities are affected.

You must be registered by May 19, 2008 to vote on June 3, 2008 (learn how to register to vote on the Secretary of State's website).

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