Monthly Archives: March 2019

‘Rent Control on Trial’: Court to Look at El Monte Law’s Motives

Did El Monte officials have a good reason to impose rent control on smaller mobile home parks? That’s the question at the center of a lawsuit that was jolted back to life by a state appeals court last week. At issue is a 2015 law approved by the City Council that restricts annual rent increases at all [...]

2019-03-29T09:44:52-07:00March 29th, 2019|Advocacy|

Poll Underscores California’s Housing Crisis

Two months ago, when the Public Policy Institute of California asked the state’s residents to name the top issues that newly inaugurated Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature should address, immigration was No. 1. Jobs and environmental issues followed, with “homelessness” a distant fourth, cited by just 6 percent of those surveyed. PPIC released its latest [...]

2019-03-29T09:32:26-07:00March 29th, 2019|Advocacy|

My Take on Rent Control

Free enterprise or controlled enterprise? Rent control has always seemed to me to be bad for America’s free enterprise system. When you remove the word “free,” then the word “control” can be almost automatic. I recently learned that the state of Oregon has passed a new statewide rent control system. Its House of Representatives, controlled by [...]

2019-03-28T17:01:05-07:00March 28th, 2019|Advocacy|