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Oxnard Ormond Beach Power Plant Extension Approved; City Moves to Improve Internal Financial Controls; CAUSE Demands Rent Control

Oxnard Ormond Beach Power Plant Extension Approved; City Moves to Improve Internal Financial Controls; CAUSE Demands Rent Control

By George Miller The state water board has approved an extension to the Ormond Beach power plant to run for an indeterminate amount of time to meet unfilled power needs  brought about by premature shutdown of fossil and seawater cooled power plants in favor of so called “clean power.” The City was hell-bent on closing […]

BUSINESS | What landlords and tenants need to know about California’s new rent-control law

BUSINESS | What landlords and tenants need to know about California’s new rent-control law

By Kathleen Pender Associations representing tenants and landlords are getting flooded with questions about the statewide rent- and eviction-control law that took effect in California Jan. 1. The most common one is: “Does this apply to me?” The answer generally depends on the type of property, its age, whether the owner is a person or […]

Santa Paula: Oaks Mobilestates Residents Meet Over Proposed Rent Increase

Santa Paula: Oaks Mobilestates Residents Meet Over Proposed Rent Increase

By Sheryl Hamlin About 60 or more residents of the Oaks Mobilestates met on Wednesday night at 5:30 pm to review the status of the proposed rent increase. Read the previous article on the increase here. There were ten tables of 6 with people adding chairs at the sides and standing in the rear. Jill […]

Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

Ventura Prohibits No Fault Evictions

By Gina Harden VENTURA – December 2, the City Council unanimously adopted an emergency ordinance prohibiting no fault evictions from December 2, 2019 until January 1, 2020, when AB1482, the State’s rent control law takes effect. City Attorney Gregory Diaz presented a power point presentation on the “Just Cause for Eviction” ordinance which “…requires residential […]

Santa Paula: Seniors Receive Huge Rent Increase

Santa Paula:  Seniors Receive Huge Rent Increase

By Sheryl Hamlin During the Public Comments section of the December 4, 2019 Santa Paula City Council meeting, the Reverend Jill Martinez, a retired Presbyterian Minister, who now works with GSMOL (Golden State Manufactured Home Owners League), reported on a huge increase that has been levied on the residents of The Oaks Mobilestates, a senior […]

Rent Control Proposition Proving Tough Sell Even to Democrats 08

Rent Control Proposition Proving Tough Sell Even to Democrats 08

By Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com     With the cost of housing driving California’s emergence as the state with the highest percentage of impoverished households, it’s easy to see the appeal of rent control to key Democratic constituencies – starting with poor and lower-middle-income families, often minorities, who struggle paycheck to paycheck. This was why a diverse […]

AFSCME’s push for rent control proves the importance of the Janus union-dues ruling

AFSCME’s push for rent control proves the importance of the Janus union-dues ruling

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views If you are a low income worker, forced to join a union (though you can now leave the union Plantation without penalty), you are financing a ballot measure for rent control.  The result of rent control is even less housing and more expensive housing.  So, if […]

Important legislative update for Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association: Snack tax, rent control

Important legislative update for Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association: Snack tax, rent control

HJTA had a successful January in the State Capitol, with important victories for taxpayers and property owners. We wanted to take a moment to share the news: two major bills that HJTA spent over a year opposing went down to a final defeat last month.  The snack tax: Assembly Constitutional Amendment 2 is a proposed billion-dollar […]

Study: 28% of CA elderly impoverished

Study: 28% of CA elderly impoverished

. In 2012, after many years of being urged to develop more sophisticated measures of wealth and prosperity, the U.S. Census Bureau began issuing an annual 50-state review of poverty that incorporated cost of living. California shot from the middle of the pack to being to by far the biggest center of poverty in America, […]