Renter Protections On Ballot and More
By Robert Bernstein
As many of you know from my previous article here, my wife and I were evicted from my home of 31 years back in June. There is a proposition on the current ballot that is directly relevant to what happened to us.
Proposition 21 allows local governments to expand renter protections beyond what the state provides.
A so-called"Tenant Protection Act" was passed in 2019 that helped lead to our eviction. It limited rents but allowed the landlord to evict tenants. In fact, the law is an incentive to evict long-term tenants. The State Legislature has refused so far to fix their terrible mistake. Please let local governments help.
Here [http://swt.org/endorsements/2020/] are my other election endorsements if anyone is interested!
The ballot is getting rather long. I am not sure what is to be done about this, but who really has time to go through each of these items and people in adequate detail? Even the organizations I trust have found it impossible to cover every candidate and proposition and often just focus on those they prioritize.
Feel free to offer your own recommendations and why you are making them!