Rents are rising beyond the means of most California residents. Nearly a quarter of renters (and in some metro areas, nearly half of renters) pay at least 50% of their income to their landlord. We need to pass new rent control and just cause for eviction ordinances and we need to strengthen existing rent control laws. Without rent control, tenants face unlimited rent increases and unregulated evictions. A movement is growing. The time is now to pass new protections for tenants and strengthen existing laws.
To: City Council
From: [Your Name]
We, the undersigned, urge cities in California to adopt rent control and just cause for eviction protections, and to strengthen existing rent control and just cause laws. These regulations are an important component to stop displacement and curb out-of-control rents in our communities.