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Rent Control Falls Short of the Ballot in Multiple California Cities

Support for rent control is building at the state level in California. Support hasn't been as easy tt rally at the local level, however.
June 25, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Voters in Pasadena, Long Beach, and Inglewood won’t get a chance to vote in November on whether to adopt rent control policies in those cities," reports Elijah Chiland. "Supporters of ballot initiatives calling for rent control in all three cities did not garner enough valid signatures to qualify the measures for the fall election."

Advocates in Pasadena and Long Beach didn't collect enough signatures in time to qualify for the ballot. The organization Uplift Inglewood did turn in the required number of 14,000 signatures, "but more than half were found to be invalid, according to Inglewood City Clerk Yvonne Horton."

Meanwhile, at the state level, an ordinance to expand rent control around the state, by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, has qualified for the ballot.

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Published on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Curbed LA
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