ACTION ALERT – Contact the Board of Supervisors and tell them Oppose Rent Control!
Posted September 6th, 2018 |Status:
ACTION ALERT – Write and Tweet to the Board of Supervisors your opposition to the Kuehl-Solis Interim Rent Control Ordinance! Let them know that #HousingSupplyMatters
This Tuesday, September 11th at the LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Supervisors Kuehl and Solis will look to place a 3% rent cap moratorium in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County as known as a “Rent Freeze”. The Board of Supervisors are trying to rush this proposal through at this meeting. The studies are clear, price controls will make the housing crisis worse, especially considering the recent Curbed LA article linked below that show that rents have been flat. It is critical for us to mobilize and have three Supervisors vote “No” in order to defeat this!
Stand with BizFed this week by contacting the Board of Supervisors through in multiple ways, You can call or write to all five County Supervisors using the template letter provided in this email. You can personalize it to your voice and message.
You can also tweet your opposition to the ordinance utilizing the suggested tweets below. Remember to retweet to @BizFed and end with #HousingSupplyMatters to emphasize that building more housing is the most effective solution to our housing supply and affordability crisis.
Tell @mridleythomas @SupJaniceHahn vote NO on #RentFreezeNow on 9/11! #RentFreezeNow will create more neglected communities within their Districts! #HousingSupplyMatters
Did you know that #RentFreezeNow will create dilapidated housing! Tell @mridleythomas @SupJaniceHahn to vote NO on #RentaFreezeNow on 9/11! #HousingSupplyMatters
LA Cities has #rentcontrol and are some of the LEAST affordable, This failed policy won’t work for LACounty. Tell Supes that #rentfreezenow is a bad idea. #HousingSupplyMatters
MEETING DETAILS WHAT:Board of Supervisors meeting – Interim Rent Control Ordinance S-1 WHEN: Tuesday, September 11th at 9:30 am (Please arrive by 9:00am) WHERE: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration – Board Hearing Room 381B, 500 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 PARKING & TRANSIT: Parking at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St. Transit ride the Metro Red and Purple Lines to Civic Center/Grand Park Station, exit Temple Street.
According to Beacon Economics analysis on Rent Control; Rents are too high because multi-family housing and the state’s housing stock have failed to expand commensurately with the ever-growing population. The solution to this affordability problem is to expand the housing stock in these cities, not introduce price ceilings.
Rent control is a counterproductive housing policy. It will not produce any new affordable housing or address the county’s long-term housing concerns.
Rent control policies creates stagnant markets and increases the cost of housing for everyone else while leading to a physical reduction in housing stock and deteriorating quality.
The unintended consequence of price controls will not only affect the livelihoods of the tens of thousands of individuals that work, supply and operate communities but will also have a disproportionate impact on the economically disadvantaged.
Developing a rent control initiative will further dwindle the development of workforce and market rate housing production which further raises costs due to scarcity.
A rent control initiative will further erode communities and create areas of neglect because the cost to maintain the units will not keep pace with the rents needed to provide the maintenance.