“A statewide vote to allow more widespread rent control could have big implications for San Diego County if it passes.
The effort, led by tenants rights groups and bankrolled by Los Angeles HIV/AIDS activist Michael Weinstein, qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot in June.
If approved by voters, the initiative would repeal a 1995 law that limited county and city governments’ ability to slow rent hikes. Even if it passes, it would still be up to local lawmakers to approve rent control or approve citizens’ initiatives.
San Diego is one of the few big cities in California with no form of rent control, unlike San Francisco, Berkeley and Los Angeles.”