Despite the fact that today & tomorrow is Rosh Hashana, an important religious holiday for the Jewish community, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors still intends to hear the rent freeze issue on Tuesday, 9/11 (agenda items S-1 and 2-D). We need all AAGLA Los Angeles County members to show up in person at the meeting, unless their religion precludes them from doing so. This rent freeze is the first step towards permanent rent control being forced upon all of Los Angeles County. While the rent freeze is currently limited to unincorporated areas, it is the stated purpose of the Supervisors to pass it while working on a permanent rent control ordinance (see Motion). The Supervisors will then pressure all the cities within Los Angeles County that do not currently have rent control to adopt a similar ordinance creating it. For those of you in the City of Los Angeles under rent control, now is the time for you to speak out on all the problems you are currently experiencing with it. The Board of Supervisors needs to know that rent control is not a panacea for renters and greatly harms mom and pop owners ultimately reducing the quantity and quality of affordable rental units.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you will be able to join us for tomorrow’s meeting. We are meeting at 9:00 am at 500 West Temple Street. The meeting will be held in Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in room 381B. Paid parking is available across the street at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 555 West Temple Street. For those AAGLA members prevented from attending due to Rosh Hoshana, please call and email the Board of Supervisors to voice your opposition to the rent freeze and to it being heard on Rosh Hashana.