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L.A. County Rolls Out Interim Rent Control Ordinance

L.A. County Rolls Out Interim Rent Control Ordinance

Despite LA County rejecting Proposition 10, Los Angeles County officials will return on Tuesday, November 13th with an ordinance that, among other things, will include:

  • A maximum rent increase amount of 3% annually for rental properties in the unincorporated areas of the county, except for those properties that are statutorily exempt from rent control.
  • A term of six months from the date of adoption with options to extend the interim ordinance as necessary.
  • Establish a base rent using rent rent levels in place as of Sept. 11, 2018.
  • Include a provision requiring “just cause” for tenant evictions.

The ordinance was based on a motion presented at the September 11th meeting by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda L. Solis. After the hearing , the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the motion and establish the temporary rent control measure affecting about 50,000 pre-1995 apartments located in areas outside the 88 city jurisdictions within Los Angeles County.

Click HERE to read the Staff Report, and click HERE to see Tuesday’s agenda.

ATTEND THE MEETING, MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

SKY urges you to attend Tuesday’s meeting, which begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Board Hearing Room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St. Los Angeles.

  • Who: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
  • What: Introduction of an Interim Rent Control Ordinance
  • When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Board Hearing Room 381B
  • Address: 500 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

CONTACT THE L.A. COUNTY SUPERVISORS

Contact county supervisors and convey that rent control is not the solution to Los Angeles County’s affordable housing problem. Feel free to cut and paste the text in the box below and send an e-mail from yourself to the Board or you may wish to personalize the email with your own experiences and thoughts.

Hilda L. Solis, District One 213-974-4111 FirstDistrict@bos.lacounty.gov
Mark Ridley-Thomas, District Two 213-974-2222 SecondDistrict@bos.lacounty.gov
Sheila Kuehl, District Three 213-974-3333 Sheila@bos.lacounty.gov
Janice Hahn, District Four 213-974-4444 FourthDistrict@bos.lacounty.gov
Kathryn Barger, District Five 213-974-5555 Kathryn@bos.lacounty.gov

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@HildaSolis; @SupJaniceHahn; @mridleythomas; @SheilaKuehl; @kathrynbarger

Dear Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors,

As an active stakeholder in your community, I support the county's goal to improve the quantity, diversity, and affordability of housing. However, this cannot be achieved through adopting rent control.

Rent control is a counterproductive housing policy. It will not produce any new affordable housing or address the county’s long-term housing concerns. If adopted, it creates a stagnant market 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 who work, supply and operate communities but will also have a disproportionate impact on the economically disadvantaged.

Instead, I ask that you work with housing providers to find alternative solutions. I urge you to focus on producing more housing and promoting the existing resources and programs for the community's renters. Continue to look for ways to partner with the community to ensure renters are aware of resources available to them and educate rental owners on fair and ethical management practices.

I appreciate the opportunity to advocate meaningful, long-term solutions to our region’s housing challenges.