PRESS RELEASE: More Newspapers Urge Readers: No on Proposition 10, October 8, 2018

Ventura County Star, Santa Rosa Press Democrat Join State’s Other Leading Newspapers in Voicing Opposition to “Housing Freeze” Measure

SACRAMENTO – Two more California newspapers – the Ventura County Star and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat – have editorialized against Proposition 10, the measure on the November ballot that repeals the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, including protections for tenants and single-family homeowners.

“Rent control could easily become local government’s pain-free method of choice to shut down new apartment construction,” noted the Star editorial. “The main reason for California’s affordable housing shortage is simple: too much demand and not enough supply. Prop 10 does nothing to address that disparity and indeed could make it worse.”

Read the entire editorial here.

“The antidote offered by Proposition 10 on the Nov. 6 ballot — repealing California’s long-standing restrictions on local rent control laws — could instead make a bad situation worse,” notes the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s editorial board. “There are public policy changes that could encourage housing construction, but rent control isn’t one of them.”

Read the entire editorial here.

The two newspapers join the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, La Opinion, the Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune and more than 20 other California newspapers in voicing their opposition to Proposition 10.