Rent Control Bill Defeated in Senate!

SDCAA members along with members from the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA), Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC), Apartment Association of California Southern Cities (AACSC), Northern California Rental Property Association (NCRPA) and East Bay Rental Housing Association (EBRHA) housing advocates united to ask Senators to vote against this flawed measure.  This coalition, along with the dedicated work of our advocates in Sacramento, caused the bill's author to forego moving the bill forward. SB 184, if passed, would have reversed the long standing Costa-Hawkins law that limits rent control on newly constructed rental housing. The result would have been a new form of rent control – capping rents on units for as long as 55 years. You may recall that SB 184 failed to pass last June and action on it was suspended until this month.

Thank you to all members who answered the SDCAA's "SB 184 Call-to-Action" and contacted their State Senators. Victories over flawed legislation like this are possible with the grassroots efforts of our members. This was a positive start to the 2012 legislative year.



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