tagged w/ Proposition 98
California's ballot initiatives are often signs of things to come around the nation. In a special June election, Californians will be voting on Proposition 98, which would abolition rent control in the state.California's ballot initiatives are often signs of things to come around the... more
Rent control is a good thing. It keeps communities economically diverse. Without it, people who rely on having affordable rent in cities will have to move, extend their commutes to unreasonable distances, possibly lose their jobs and have their families broken up. Without it, landlords will have even more license to screw tenants in the state of California.
The landlords are really hoping you don't bother with this election on June 3. Many people won't: with nothing but these two propositions, a few judicial races and the District Attorney on the ballot (at least that's all that's on my ballot), most registered voters will sit this one out. If the landlords manage a good turnout of their backers, this regressive handout for them could actually become law.
This one's personal for me; if it passes, I'll manage. Others won't be so fortunate. I found a description of what the proposition will do at this website:
The main provision that concerns me here is #2: "prohibit rent control". I happen to live in a rent control zone. Many friends of mine do too. Many thousands of Angelenos do. Everyone in older buildings in Santa Monica does, and San Francisco, and lots of other places.
Please, please turn out June 3 and vote NO on this garbage. And please, pass this email to your friends in California and urge them to vote no too!
The landlords don't need your help and they don't need mine. Tell them where they can stick this.
Rent control is a good thing. It keeps communities economically diverse. Without it,... more