Facebook event here. Please arrive by 5:45 to the front of Ventura City Hall!
(From CAUSE:) We’re reaching out to let you all know about a really important City Council meeting on Monday December 2nd at 6 pm where a Moratorium on Evictions will be on the agenda and up for a vote.
You may have heard about the most recent VC Reporter article and/or the previous article talking about the 1313 Buena Vista apartments as well as other tenants being evicted on the Avenue.
On Monday, November 18th, the Ventura City Council voted unanimously to draft a moratorium on no-fault evictions until the new renter protection laws (AB 1482) go into effect January 1st. It is now imperative that we attend the next meeting when they actually vote on the draft. If passed, this will allow tenants who were given no-fault notices to vacate are able to remain in their homes.
Please arrive by 5:45 to the front of Ventura City Hall and we will once again walk in together to the council chambers at at 6pm. We should all then try to speak during public comment period, which will be at the beginning of the meeting.
We’re trying to get as many people to show up and give public comment in support of the moratorium.
The final deadline for the California legislature to send new laws to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk is September 13!
Action – Call your state senator to vote “YES” on AB 1482!
“My survival depends on it,” a single mother stressed. “In order for me and my kids to stay in our homes, we need this bill. I’m one rent increase away from being homeless.”
San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu’s bill, AB 1482 would prevent landlords from raising rent annually more than at five percent plus the rate of inflation—usually around two or three percent yearly in most metros. The law would be in effect until 2030. It would also eliminate no-cause evictions for renters with more than 12 months of tenancy. It doesn’t apply to homes built in the last 15 years.
In a joint statement released Friday, Newsom, Chiu, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said, “The bill will protect millions of renters from rent-gouging and evictions and build on the Legislature’s work this year to address our broader housing crisis.”
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen. [___] to vote “YES” on AB 1482. Continue reading “Mon. 9/9: Yes on AB 1482 – Help people keep their homes!”