The Republican Party of San Luis Obispo Strongly Opposes the
Rent Control Proposition on the November 3, 2020 Statewide Ballot.
WHEREAS California just passed the toughest-in-the-nation statewide tenant protection law that provides certainty on rent increases while ensuring critical affordable housing is still built in our state;
WHEREAS a multi-million dollar special interest group recently qualified a proposition for the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot that would undermine this new critically important law;
WHEREAS this is the same special interest who spent more than $25 million on the flawed rent control measure, Proposition 10 in 2018, which voters rejected overwhelmingly with a 59% NO vote;
WHEREAS this new proposition is even more flawed than their last proposition and it’s bad for homeowners and renters and will make California’s housing crisis even worse;
WHEREAS this deeply flawed proposition allows local governments to impose rent control on apartments/privately-owned single-family homes without a vote of the people;


WHEREAS the proposition could even lead to bureaucrats charging homeowners a fee for taking their home off the rental market;


WHEREAS by creating an inconsistent and unpredictable patchwork of local ordinances, this proposition will prevent critical affordable housing development and drive rents and housing costs up even higher;
WHEREAS it will also encourage landlords to take rental properties off the market and convert them into condos and townhouses, and further reducing the rental housing supply and making the housing crisis even worse;
WHEREAS the proposition would put as many as 539 rental boards in charge of housing, often with overlapping jurisdictions with bureaucrats deciding what people can or cannot do with their properties, and would give the rent boards unlimited power to add fees on housing, which will ultimately be passed on to tenants in the form of higher rents;
WHEREAS the state’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst says the proposition would increase costs for local governments by tens of millions of dollars per year and cost the state millions more in lost revenue, which would mean diverting funds from other vital state services;

WHEREAS this flawed proposition will make the housing crisis even worse and will not solve the housing challenges it claims to address, therefore, be it
RESOLVED that the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo strongly opposes the rent
control proposition on the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot.
Adopted June 17, 2020
Info for above resolution from the Californians to Protect Affordable Housing website: