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You Decide in 60 Seconds: Prop 21

Posted at 4:40 PM, Oct 13, 2020

Let's take a look at Proposition 21, which would expand rent control in California.

Two years ago, nearly 60-percent of Californians rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed local governments to adopt rent controls on any type of housing. Now it's back.

Prop 21 allows local governments to establish more rent controls on residential properties over 15 years old. Single-family homes owned by people with no more than two properties would be exempted.

Supporters say Prop 21 will keep families in their homes during this pandemic, and prevent more homelessness.

But opponents say the measure will make the housing crisis worse, stop new housing from being built, and provides no protection for renters, seniors, veterans, or disabled people.

Interestingly, the California Democratic Party is endorsing Prop 21, while Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom opposes it.

Prop21 Title Summ Analysis