In response to the historic action by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, who this week voted 4 to 1 in favor of temporarily restricting landlords in unincorporated communities from raising rents more than three percent, Joe Trippi, lead strategist for the Yes on 10 Campaign, issued the following statement:
“The action this week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is a reflection of local democracy in action. The Board engaged in a deliberative process that brought together tenant advocates and landlords to come to a measured decision that puts a check on predatory corporate landlords who are rent-gouging tenants.
“Yet, the scope of what the Board could do was restricted because of a failed antiquated policy passed by special interests in Sacramento 23 years ago. That’s why we need Proposition 10, which would restore the ability of local governments to protect renters from out-of-control rent increases.
“At a time like this, we need to remove the shackles imposed by Sacramento, so that local governments and communities can do all they can to address skyrocketing increases in rent and predatory housing practices. The rent is too damn high!”
The L.A. County supervisors’ vote aligns in a powerful way with Prop 10, the statewide ballot measure that will empower communities to urgently address California’s housing-affordability and homeless crises by limiting rent increases.