Proposition 10 Defeat: A Setback for Rent Control

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: voters rejected Proposition 10 with a real shellacking that set the cause of rent control back decades. That has emboldened property interests to push back on any legislative effort to repeal or amend Costa-Hawkins, repeal of which was the objective of the measure. It was a flawed campaign that failed to persuade even tenants, who may have not understood the benefit. But the voters have spoken!

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It is OK to Post Your Own Yes-on-10 Sign

It is that time of year! Our ballot is loaded with propositions but the No-on–10 campaign is leading the way on big spending — a reported $75 million that buys a lot of political signs on lawns across town. What’s a tenant to do? Make a DIY Yes-on–10 sign! Even better when it is fashioned out of the landlords’ signs. This is like asymmetrical guerilla conflict, right? But is it legal for tenants to post our signs on the landlord’s lawn? Yes it is!

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Beverly Hills City Council Endorses Prop 10

Beverly Hills City Council has endorsed Proposition 10 for the November ballot. If passed by voters, Proposition 10 would enact the Affordable Housing Act and thereby repeal the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. That legislation was Sacramento’s “gift to landlords” as one said because it ties the hands of any city that has enacted rent control. Our city’s endorsement is a statement of support for local control and self-determination. Indeed City Council voted unanimously to endorse Prop 10!

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