RENT. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Declares rent control to be matter of local government concern. Provides that rent control shall be imposed only by vote of the people through enactment of local ordinances. Prohibits state-enacted rent control. Permits annual rent increases based on Consumer Price Index and additional increases based on other specified factors. Requires that rent control ordinance establish a commission to resolve grievances involving rent increases. Exempts specified types of rental units from rent control. Prohibits landlord retaliation for exercise of tenant's rights. Repeals existing rent control ordinances as of date of next election. Fiscal impact on state or local governments: No state fiscal effect. Minor increases in local election expenditures. Possible increase in local government costs to administer landlord/tenant grievances.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2247395; A: 35.4; N: 4090180; B: 64.6
RENT-Control Through Local Ordinance California Proposition 10 (1980).