ACTION ALERT – Contact the Board of Supervisors and tell them to Oppose Rent Control!
Posted July 26th, 2018 |Status:
ACTION ALERT – Write and Tweet to the Board of Supervisors your opposition to the Interim Rent Control Ordinance! Let them know that #HousingSupplyMatters
This Tuesday, July 31st 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 studies have proven that price controls will make our housing crisis worse. Because this ordinance is labeled a moratorium, it is required that four of the five Board of Supervisors need to vote in support in order to pass.
It is critical for us to mobilize and have two Supervisors vote “No” in order to defeat this!
Stand with BizFed this week by contacting the Board of Supervisors through personal phone calls, sending in letters and through social media. 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 7/31! #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 #RentFreezeNow on 7/31! #HousingSupplyMatters
LA Cities that 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 WHEN: Tuesday, July 31st at 9:00 am (Please arrive by 8:30am) 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 housingfor 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.