YES ON B: Require Voter Approval of Rent Control

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Last year, Culver City Council passed an Interim Rent Control Ordinance, despite never running on the issue. They are transitioning it into a permanent rent control board with little to no resident input.

Rent control is a contentious issue, with strong opinions on both sides. We want to debate and approve this as a city before it becomes a lasting bureaucracy.

We already have statewide rent control

California already passed strict statewide rent control and tenant eviction protections. We have additional emergency COVID protections. Measure B wouldn’t affect any of these. It only affects the additional local rent control board our City Council enacts for Culver City.

Why can’t we vote on local rent control?

Council could have put it on the ballot. They chose not to.
Santa Monica and other cities voted on their rent control. The precedent is there. Why aren’t we following it?

Do you know anything about Council’s rent control board? Do you know what the consequences will be for our housing supply, our neighborhoods, or our budget? If you don’t, and would like to know, and would like a say in it – vote YES on Measure B.

You can read the full text of the petition as well as the city attorney’s title and summary below. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Our city attorney’s official draft of our initiative

For a full resolution image of our petition, click here.

The full text of our petition. Full res version here.