Letter to the Editor: Proposition 10 Means Local Control and Stability

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Dear Editor,

Proposition 10 Means Local Control and Stability.

New apartments in Milpitas go for over $3,000 a month.

According to an article that appeared in The Mercury News on September 13, even tech workers with six-figure incomes can’t afford the rent in the Bay Area! A California State law (Costa Hawkins) prevents cities from enacting rent control strategies to protect residents from rising rents. Prop. 10 would repeal that law and allow local control.

In the metro San Jose area (which includes Milpitas), 45% of all renter households are “rent burdened,” meaning they spend more than 30% of their pre-tax income on rent. Many others pay up to 50% or more, making them one paycheck away from homelessness.

Voting yes on Proposition 10 in November will repeal Costa Hawkins and give local communities in California the ability to pass rent control laws that will have the effect of stabilizing rents and keeping families in their homes. All families of every economic level will benefit from limits on rent increases as our neighbors get to stay in their homes, so vote yes on Prop 10 in November for more local control. For more information, please go to https://www.housingnowca.org/take-action.

 

Sincerely,

Allysson McDonald

Milpitas Resident 

 

 

 

 

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