“It’s called the California Local Rent Control Initiative.

In reality it should be called Accelerate California’s Homeless Problem Act.

We will be voting on Nov. 6 on whether to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rent Control Act enacted by the legislature in 1995. In a nutshell it prohibits local jurisdictions from imposing rent control on housing units first occupied after Feb. 1, 1995. It also requires any city that has rent control in place to allow landlords the right to increase rents to the market rate when a tenant moves out. Passage of the ballot measure would mean those restrictions on the rent control authority of local jurisdictions would be lifted.”

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