“The NAACP and Gavin Newsom oppose Prop. 10 because its passage would allow extreme forms of rent control, like Measure M that are proven to drastically reduce the supply of rental housing and disproportionately hurt low income and minority renters. Gavin Newsom: “Getting rid of these protections overall may have unintended consequences on housing construction and production that could be profoundly problematic.”
Gavin Newsom was the mayor of San Francisco, he saw firsthand how extreme forms of rent control cause a severe rental housing shortage because rentals are converted to owner occupied and new rentals are not built.
We desperately need more rental housing, not less, to preserve a Santa Cruz for all of us. Please vote on Proposition 10 and Measure M, extreme forms of rent control are divisive and counterproductive.”
— Peter Cook, Santa Cruz