The purpose of the Renters Council is to act as a driving force in the development of a tenants’ rights and protections agenda within the California Democratic Party for the benefit of the 18 million Californian renters.

The Council shall promote policy and legislation consistent with our principles and support those Democratic Party office holders and officials proposing and carrying out such policies.

November 16, 2021 Meeting - Video Recording

November 12, 2021 Newsletter

Next Renters Council General Membership Meeting / AD17 Special Election Endorsements

Updated time: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 7:30 to 9:30pm

The California Democratic Party is holding its Fall Executive Board conference online on Nov 15-21. The Renters Council will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov 16 on Zoom. Register/Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oc--opz8tHN0H7I4n8fqCgeK54Lgy-pSm


We have moved our meeting back an hour to avoid conflicting with the CA Democrats Native American Heritage Month event, https://cadem.vote/nativeland


Agenda

1. Welcome

2. Approval of minutes

3. Approval of agenda

4. Treasurer Report (Vinnie Bacon)

5. Secretary Report (Alfred Twu)

a) CADEM Executive Board Meeting (Platform/Resolutions/Legislation)

b) Bylaws Amendment

6. Regional Reports:

a) Central CA Vice Chair (Arturo Rodriguez)

b) Southern CA Vice Chair (Andrew Lewis)

c) Northern CA Vice Chair (Igor Tregub)

7. Tenant Report (Housing Now / Francisco Duenas)

8. Legislature Housing Tour Update (Assemblymember Mia Bonta)

9. Housing Strike Force Update (Attorney General Rob Bonta)

10. CADEM Renters Council Action Items

a) Resolution

b) Legislation

11. Adjourn regular meeting

12. Assembly District 17 Special Election Candidate Forum (Northern CA Chair Igor Tregub)


Candidate Forum will be followed by an endorsement vote.


Provide Input on the Party Platform and Renters Council Goals

The party platform will be updated over the next few months. The Renters Council board plans to submit a summary of policy we would like to have in the party platform, which will also be our council's goals for the upcoming year. Members - we want to hear from you what you want us to prioritize. Please use this form here to send in your comments. https://forms.gle/QPjvbZPDsDPPc7rK8


2022 Dues can now be paid

Per our bylaws, membership dues need to be renewed every year by the first CA Dem convention, which will be in early March 2022 (tentatively scheduled to be in downtown Los Angeles). You can prepay your dues for 2022 / fill out a fee waiver now at https://www.cademrenterscouncil.org/become-a-member


Get Involved in Redistricting

Draft State Legislature and Congress maps are now available at https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/11_7_9_21. You can comment at https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/contact. Maps will be finalized late December. Many local redistricting efforts are also currently under way.


Get Involved in General Plan Housing Element updates

Once every several years, cities and counties update their general plan. Part of this process is the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), which sets each city's housing goal, and the Housing Element, where sites are identified for where new housing will be built. Details on how to provide input can be found at https://www.hcd.ca.gov/community-development/housing-element/index.shtml

September 19, 2021 Newsletter

Thank you for helping beat the Republican Recall!
The Renters Council distributed literature, ran online and print ads, and co-hosted phonebanks. Thank you to those who volunteered or donated to our efforts.

Ask Governor Newsom to Sign AB 1487: Legal Aid for Tenants
With the state eviction moratorium ending on Sept 30, there will be a huge need for legal services for tenants in places not covered by longer local moratoriums.

Assembly Bill 1487 (AB 1487) would establish a Homelessness Prevention Fund to pay for legal aid for California tenants who cannot afford a lawyer. The bill also designates 25% of the funding for inland and rural areas where few services are currently available.

Thanks to everyone's work, it has now passed the state legislature and is now at the Governor's desk. We need your help to ensure that the Governor signs this bill into law.

Organizations: Submit a Support Letter to Governor

Please use this template to complete a letter of support, and submit it to the Governor's Office ASAP (submittal instructions included on the template).

Individuals: Contact the Governor using this form, or call (916) 445-2841.

November CA Democrats Executive Board Meeting
The next CA Democrats conference is scheduled for mid-November. It will be remote.

Participate in State and Local Redistricting Efforts
The redistricting process for State Assembly, State Senate, and Congress is wrapping up in the next few months, with preliminary map drawing scheduled for October. Not as many people have commented yet compared to 2010, so get your comments in at https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/participate

Local redistricting for city council districts is also in progress in many cities, check your city website on how to participate.

Renters Council 2022 Endorsement Process

We'll be announcing the process and timelines soon! If you know candidates that may be interested, please ask them to become a member at https://www.cademrenterscouncil.org/become-a-member to get on our mailing list!

August 18, 2021 Newsletter

Renters Council August Meeting - Tuesday, 8/24, 8-9:30pm

We will be meeting as part of the CA Democrats' August E-Board online conference.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd-CvrzIoEt2QufbgCKrv7gZeiKv5yY3T

A tentative list of other events at the conference is here.

Agenda

Renters Reject the Recall Campaign - Updates

Bylaws Update

Formal update of the bylaws to give full voting rights to those who are not yet registered as Democrats, but intend to as soon as eligible (such as immigrants who are not citizens yet, or people under 18). Exact text of bylaws change:

Revise Article II, Section C. 1, to "1. Membership and full voting rights shall be open to all individuals who meet these membership requirements: a. the individual is a registered California Democrat, or who intend to register when eligible."

State Legislation Updates

The state legislature is now back in session. Updates will be provided on the status of legislation currently pending.

Announcements

Please let us know at cademrenterscouncil@gmail.com if you are a candidate that wants to speak to the Council for a couple minutes, or have any other announcements to make.

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VOLUNTEER TO STOP THE RECALL

This Saturday, August 21, we are co-hosting a lit drop in Berkeley from 1pm to 3pm with Cal Berkeley Dems and the Alameda County Democratic Party. Sign up at https://forms.gle/CdGvu4QNSmLvLSfD8

More events will be announced as they are scheduled. You can also find volunteer events - both in-person and making calls from home - every day at www.mobilize.us/cadems

If you would like to host a canvass in your area, let us know at cademrenterscouncil@gmail.com

August 12, 2021 Newsletter

One of the most important things going on in the next few weeks is the Vote No on the Recall campaign. Republicans want to remove Governor Newsom and replace him with a Republican, which would be devastating to California renters. Getting tenants to vote in this special vote-by-mail election will be critical.

In some counties, voters are already starting to receive their ballots and the rest will start mailing next week.

VOLUNTEER

This Sunday, August 15, we are co-hosting an in-person canvassing event in Berkeley from 10am to 2pm with Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin and the Alameda County Democratic Party. Sign up at https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/406679/

More events will be announced as they are scheduled. You can also find volunteer events - both in-person and making calls from home - every day at www.mobilize.us/cadems

If you would like to host a canvass in your area, let us know at cademrenterscouncil@gmail.com

DONATE

The Renters' Council board is fundraising for Vote No on the Recall campaign literature and online ads, focusing on tenants. You can donate to our campaign at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/california-democratic-renters-council-1

Printable PDF version of this flyer available here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Z2btnHVlVCKuypwg0axGh2IMQ106J-Is

July 24, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Renters Council Members,

Endorsement Results

We have endorsed Mia Bonta for State Assembly District 18

We have endorsed No on the Recall of Governor Newsom

Proposed Bylaws Amendment

Formal update of the bylaws to give full voting rights to those who are not yet registered as Democrats, but intend to as soon as eligible (such as immigrants who are not citizens yet, or people under 18). Exact text of bylaws change:

Revise Article II, Section C. 1, to "1. Membership and full voting rights shall be open to all individuals who meet these membership requirements: a. the individual is a registered California Democrat, or who intend to register when eligible."

This will be voted on at our August meeting, which will take place during the CA Dem Exec Board meeting (8/25-8/29), exact date and time to be announced.

Housing Now! Summer Lobby Visits (7/19 to 8/9)

The Renters Council Board has been working with the Housing Now! coalition of tenant organizations to advocate for tenant rights legislation. Housing Now! has set up zoom calls with state legislators over the next three weeks. If interested, please email Francisco at fduenas@housingnowca.org and let him know which assembly and state senate district you live in.

Resolutions

Our secretary has worked on drafting two resolutions to be sent to the CA Democratic Party Resolutions Committee.
The first one is
Resolution opposing the University of California demolishing rent-controlled housing without replacement. This resolution is in response to UC's plan to demolish 1921 Walnut Street, a rent controlled apartment building in Berkeley. It calls for a change in policy so this doesn't happen again. Delegates: you can sign on to the resolution here.

The second one is Resolution to End Exclusionary Zoning. It includes the main points from the Equitable Development letter including protecting communities at risk of displacement, affirmatively furthering fair housing, capturing value for low income housing, and keeping pollution away from where people live. Sign on here.

Our NorCal Vice Chair has worked on a Resolution in Support of Enhanced Access to Rooftop Solar and Net Metering to keep rooftop solar feasible for apartment residents and other low income communities. Sign on here.

Renters Income Tax Credit

While homeowners get the mortgage tax deduction that can be worth thousands of dollars a year, the Renters Tax Credit has been stuck at $60 since the 1970s. Our board member Esther Malkin is working on an effort to raise the Renters Tax Credit and change the way it's calculated to be based on income and rent. We are now working to get the party and elected officials on board. Please contact Esther at esthermalkin@yahoo.com if you want to help out.

Urge the State and local municipalities to distribute ‘Rental Debt’ payments (AB832)

Distribution of rent relief funds has been slow, urge your electeds to expedite. Questions/How to Urge your local State Electeds: Contact Andrew Lewis, So Cal Vice Chair at: Adlewis1606@gmail.com

California Democratic Party August Executive Board Meeting, August 25-29 (Virtual)

We will have our next membership meeting sometime during the E-Board meeting. Time and date are TBD. The state party will also be taking up additional legislation endorsements and resolutions, if you plan to send on in, the deadline is July 28. If you have questions about the process, contact alfredtwu@gmail.com

July 16, 2021 Newsletter

Here is the summary of the July 16 meeting, as well as a couple actions we're asking our members to take:

Bylaws Amendment

We passed the bylaws amendment to raise the endorsement threshold to 60%. It was also decided that the Assembly District 18 endorsement, which had already been announced, would be held under the previous threshold of 50%+1.

Exact text of bylaws change:

Add the following sub-section to Article V, Section A: Endorsements:

1. Endorsements will be made using Ranked Choice Voting. To be endorsed, a candidate must be ranked on at least 60% of all ballots cast.

Endorsement Vote on Assembly District 18 and the Governor Recall

Since no State Assembly District 18 candidate got enough votes to be endorsed in the primary by the Renters Council, we are having a second endorsement vote ahead of the runoff. However, since we are chartered by the California Democratic Party, and the CDP has endorsed a candidate, we are limited to either endorsing that candidate or not endorsing anyone. An email from OpaVote with your link to vote will be sent this weekend.

Also on the OpaVote ballot will be a vote for the Council to officially oppose the governor recall election. Ballots will be due at 8pm on Friday, July 23.

Renters Income Tax Credit

While homeowners get the mortgage tax deduction that can be worth thousands of dollars a year, the Renters Tax Credit has been stuck at $60 since the 1970s. Our board member Esther Malkin is working on an effort to raise the Renters Tax Credit and change the way it's calculated to be based on income and rent. We are now working to get the party and elected officials on board. Please contact Esther at esthermalkin@yahoo.com if you want to help out.

Urge the State and local municipalities to distribute ‘Rental Debt’ payments (AB832)

Distribution of rent relief funds has been slow, urge your electeds to expedite. Questions? Contact Andrew Lewis, So Cal Vice Chair at: Adlewis1606@gmail.com
Housing Now! Summer Lobby Visits (7/19 to 8/9)

The Renters Council Board has been working with the Housing Now! coalition of tenant organizations to advocate for tenant rights legislation. Housing Now! has set up zoom calls with state legislators over the next three weeks. If interested, please email Francisco at fduenas@housingnowca.org and let him know which assembly and state senate district you live in.

Stop the Demolition of Rent Controlled Housing by UC Berkeley

While state law SB 330 was passed in 2019 to require private developers to replace any demolished rent controlled apartments with new rent controlled apartments and offer them to the existing tenants, this law does not apply to the University of California. Tenants at 1921 Walnut Street in Berkeley - an 8-unit rent controlled building scheduled to be demolished by the UC - are asking for emails to be sent to regentsoffice@ucop.edu no later than 2pm THIS SUNDAY 7/18 asking that the Regents not to approve any agreement that demolishes rent controlled housing until or unless the tenants are made whole and the units are replaced with other units at comparable rents (with rent control) or eight new units of permanent affordable housing.

Resolution to save rooftop solar

The Public Utilities Commission has a proceeding that would make solar more expensive for tenants in multifamily buildings. At the meeting we voted to sign on to a resolution to oppose this increase in solar costs. Please sign this petition to Governor Newsom - our goal is 100,000 signatures!

Minimum Standards for Equitable Development

The CADEM Renters Council has signed on to this coalition letter in support of minimum standards for equitable development. Several bills, most notably AB 1401, have so far fallen short of these standards, and we are supporting housing justice organizations from around the state in trying to have productive conversations with the authors in the hopes that they will be willing to accept our amendments. Please speak to your legislator about supporting these standards.

California Democratic Party August Executive Board Meeting, August 25-29 (Virtual)

We will have our next membership meeting sometime during the E-Board meeting. Time and date are TBD. The state party will also be taking up additional legislation endorsements and resolutions, if you plan to send on in, the deadline will be around the 25th. If you have questions about the process, contact alfredtwu@gmail.com

May 2021 News

May 15, 2021 Renters Council News:
AD18 Forum & Endorsements- Friday, May 21, 2021, 7 to 8:30pm - No Renter Left Behind Campaign - Oppose AB1139 - 4/29 Meeting Highlights

Assembly District 18 Candidate Forum & Endorsements- Friday, May 21, 2021, 7 to 8:30pm

This special election is to fill the seat formerly held by Rob Bonta in the East Bay before he became Attorney General. Election Day is June 29. The county will start mailing vote-by-mail ballots to registered voters on May 31. We have invited the six Democrats running:

James Aguilar
Victor Aguilar
Mia Bonta
Eugene Canson
Janani Ramachandran
Malia Vella

No Renter Left Behind - Extend and Expand California's Emergency Tenant Relief

Our movement has made some important progress over the past few months, even as our state’s recovery from the pandemic - with millions of people now vaccinated - continues to gather momentum. In January, California passed vital legislation (known as SB 91) to delay a tsunami of evictions, and give financial resources to many renter households. But while the rent relief program in SB 91 is ambitious the new law doesn't do enough to ensure that renters remained housed. This crisis doesn’t stop when everyone is vaccinated, it stops when our communities have fully recovered. Let California leaders know they need to do more by adding your name to this petition.

Recently, Gov. Newsom announced that the state is proposing to double the amount of rental assistance. While this is a welcomed news, SB91 left many of our most vulnerable renters out in the cold, not because of lack of funds, but because renter relief depends on the choices of their landlords and because the process for renters to document eligibility is overly complicated and impossible for many renters to complete. We call on the Governor and state leadership to work with renters NOW to get the details right to achieve that shared goal of a full recovery. If you agree that we need to secure an equitable and debt-free recovery for all Californians, sign our petition.

Oppose AB1139

Once again, the investor-owned utility industry is engaged in a profit grab of epic proportions - this time with an eye towards destroying rooftop-scale solar just as it is taking off in working and middle class communities, including hundreds of thousands of lower-income renters. AB 1139, written by these utilities, is bad for tenants, bad for homeowners, bad for the climate, bad for equity, and must be stopped outright. Here are quick actions you can take RIGHT NOW to fight back.

- Take 30 seconds to sign this petition!

- Take another 15 seconds to contact your State Assemblymember !

- If you're able to get your organization to sign on in opposition, please complete this form!

- If you're in the Sacramento area, please join us for a socially-distanced rally in front of the state Capitol Wed May 19 10 am - noon!


April 29 Renters Council meeting highlights

- Over 80 members attended

- Attorney General Rob Bonta gave an update and took audience questions

- We heard from 8 candidates for state assembly or senate


- We discussed tenant rights and housing legislation supported by the Housing Now coalition. Many of these bills, such as AB854 (Ellis Act reform), AB71 (tax on multinational corporations that funds affordable housing), AB328 (Re-entry housing for people who have completed their time i prison), AB1188 (rental registries), AB1199 (tax on corporate landlords who own lots of houses), and SCA2 (repeals barriers to public housing in the CA constitution), are now also supported by the California Democratic Party.


- Our bylaws were amended. Board expanded to have 5 members at large.

- 161 votes were cast in our board elections. Results:

Chair: Mari Perez-Ruiz

Treasurer: Vinnie Bacon

Secretary: Alfred Twu

Northern Vice Chair: Igor Tregub

Central Vice Chair: Arturo Rodriguez

Southern Vice Chair: Andrew Lewis

At Large: Esther Malkin, Susie Shannon, Imber Anakata, Monica Madrid, Alireza Mosallaie


You can view the full meeting minutes here.

Congrats to the 2021-2022 Renters Council Board

Chair: Mari Perez-Ruiz

Treasurer: Vinnie Bacon

Secretary: Alfred Twu

Northern Vice Chair: Igor Tregub

Central Vice Chair: Arturo Rodriguez

Southern Vice Chair: Andrew Lewis

At Large: Esther Malkin, Susie Shannon, Imber Anakata, Monica Madrid, Alireza Mosallaie

(Bylaws were amended at the April 29, 2021 meeting to expand the board to 5 officers-at-large)

2021 CA DEMOCRATIC PARTY DELEGATE ENDORSEMENTS
During California’s worst housing crisis in recorded history, we at the California Democratic Renters Council intimately understand the importance of electing public officials who will fight to ensure we keep a roof over every person and child’s head. Our Democratic Party ADEMs (Assembly Delegates) are pivotal in ensuring we elect representatives who will support renters. Here are our endorsements for the ADEM elections:

AD4

Natalie J Higley

Sean Raycraft

Logan Legg


AD5
Dr. Amy Champ


AD7
Mohammad Kashmiri
César Aguirre

AD8

David Hildebrand


AD9
Monica Madrid

Ales Lee


AD10
Max Perrey

Ralph Miller

Jerry Threet


AD13
Zach Denney

AD14
Gabriel Haaland

Kenji Yamada

Susan George

Ryan Skolnick

Cassandra James

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Shane Krpata

Kate Harrison

Alfred Twu

Soli Alpert

Melvin Lee Willis Jr.

Alexandria Rodriguez

AD16

Wietske Medema

Mark Van Landuyt


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Cedric Jackson

AD18
Kieryn Darkwater

Kiisha Orr

Rabi'a Keeble

Malia Vella

Mari Perez-Ruiz

Rodney Nickens

Allyssa Victory

Amanda Gallo

Richard Raya

Charina Enciso

Gary Jimenez

Dylan M. Boldt

Zac Bowling

Andre Jones

Nina Moore

Fred Simon

VanCedric Williams


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Marcus Ismael


AD20
Kelsey Pressnall

Vinnie Bacon

Austin Bruckner

Zachariah Oquenda

Sarabjit Kaur Cheema

Jennifer Esteen

Sara Raymond

Jatinderpal Sahi

Michael Kusiak

AD22
Denton Murphy
Dan Stegink

AD23
Emily Brandt

AD24

Kevin Ma

Forest Olaf Peterson


AD26

Rachel Jordanne Eala


AD29

Kyle Kelley

Tyller Williamson

Rafa Sonnenfeld

Kate Daniels

Ethan Sanchez


AD36

Isaac Lieberman


AD38

Shawnee Badger


AD42

Jo Ann Bollen

David Weiner


AD44

Karen Stevens


AD45

Renay Grace Rodriguez

Victoria Solkovits

Christopher Manabe


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Katie Chan

Samir Mamoun Al-Alami

Leslie Chang

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Caroline Torosis

Sepi Shyne

Jon Katz

Paul Song

Anastasia Foster

Jennifer Barraza

Sue Himmelrich

Isabel Storey

Angela Scott

Domi Piturro

Christopher Nikhil Bowen

Daniel Bral

Chelsea Byers

Steve Bott

Keith Coleman
Joshua Smith

Elizabeth Clark

David Silva

Michael Barth

Aaron Ordower



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Lauren Buisson

Jose Gama Vargas

Amanda Miguel Staples

Yolanda Nogueira

Eric Pierce

Lauren Buisson

Carolyn Park

Hayley Coupon


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Sergio Diaz


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Martha Camacho Rodriguez

Sylvester Ani


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David Cunningham

AD64

Joseph Luis Piñon


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Brian Carolus

Timothy Beyer

Katherine Venn

Nicolas Gardner Serna

R.G. Wong

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Andrew Swetland

Nina Baldwin
Kate Wasson


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Jorge Gavino

Benjamin Vazquez
Joese Gloria Hernandez

Yenni Diaz


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Joshua De Leon
Elaine Villanueva Bernal


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Braulio Sanabria

AD73

Parshan Khosravi


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George Majeed Khoury

Justin Domecillo


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Alireza Mosallaie

Daniel O'Donnell


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Kevin Lourens


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Dan Castillo

Tiffany Gonzalez
Shane Parmely

FALL 2020 ENDORSEMENTS

Our candidate and ballot measure endorsements are here!

To read the full questionairre responses: Candidate Questionairre Responses

SOUTHERN REGION

San Diego County

City of San Diego - Yes on Measure A
Affordable Housing Bond

Santee - No on N
Measure N would require future increases in residential density to be voted on at the ballot. This would make it difficult to build affordable housing.

Orange County

La Habra - No on X
Measure X would prevent a closed golf course from being redeveloped into housing.

Santa Ana
Jessie Lopez for City Council Ward 3

Inland Empire

Hesperia - No on N
Measure N would reduce the maximum density of apartment buildings to 8 units per acre and also require single family homes to be on 1/3-acre or larger lots.

Palm Springs
Christy Gilbert Holstege for Palm Springs City Council District 4

Los Angeles County

Burbank
Konstantine Anthony for City Council
Yes on RC - Measure RC would create rent control to limit annual rent increases

Culver City
No on B - Measure B would repeal Culver City's rent control
Yes on RE - Real Property Transfer Tax for Essential Services
Yasmine-Imani McMorrin for City Council
Kelly Kent for School Board

Downey
Alexandria Contreras for City Council District 1

El Monte - Yes on HN - Measure HN would authorize the city to access state and federal funds to build up to 500 units of affordable housing each year for the next 17 years.

Monterey Park - Yes on JJ - Measure JJ would approve the updated General Plan Land Use Element, to allow more housing downtown.

Santa Monica
Anastasia Foster for Rent Board
Caroline M. Torosis for Rent Board

CENTRAL REGION

Tulare, Kings, & Kern Counties

Delano
Salvador Solorio-Ruiz for City Council
Veronica Vasquez for City Council
We are also giving special thanks to Delano Councilmember Bryan Osorio-Trujillo, who has been a strong supporter of tenants and will be running for re-election in 2022.

Kaweah Delta Hospital Board
Ambar Rodriguez for Hospital Board Zone 5

Porterville
Josh Sulier for City Council D5

Terra Bella School District
Rachel J. Eala for Terra Bella School Board

Visalia Unified School District
Colijia Feliz for School Board

Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, & San Joaquin Counties

Fresno
David Paredes for Fresno Unified School District Area 5

Modesto
Jennifer Hidalgo for City Council District 1

Oakdale
Marco Camacho Jr. for Oakdale City Council

Stockton
Kimberly Warmsley for City Council District 6

Tracy
William Muetzenberg for City Council
Yes on Y - Measure Y would allow housing in downtown at the future Valley Link train station.

Central Coast

Marina
Gail Morton for Marina City Council - District 3

Monterey
Alan Haffa for Monterey City Council

Monterey Peninsula Airport Board
Jean Rasch for Monterey Peninsula Airport Board, District 3

Salinas
Scott Davis for Salinas City Council, District 1
Anthony Rocha for Salinas City Council, District 6

San Luis Obispo
Kelly Evans for City Council

Seaside
Jon Wizard for Seaside Mayor
Alexis Garcia-Arrazola for Seaside City Council

Soledad Unified School District
Yes on N - Teacher housing bond

NORTHERN REGION

Sacramento Valley

Davis
Dillan Horton for City Council District 2
Yes on B - Measure B would create a new neighborhood with 850 homes, including 150 affordable housing apartments.

Elk Grove
Ali Moua for City Council District 1
Regina Q. Banks for School Board Area 1

Sacramento
Yes on C- Measure C would create rent control to limit annual rent increases

North Coast

Arcata
Yes on B - Measure B would authorize the city to access state and federal funds to build affordable housing.

Humboldt County
Yes on I - Measure I would authorize the county to access state and federal funds to build affordable housing.

North Bay

Fairfax
Chance Cutrano for Town Council

Rohnert Park
Jackie Elward for City Council District 4

San Francisco, San Mateo, & Santa Clara Counties

Alex Lee for State Assembly District 25

Mountain View
Sally Lieber for City Council
Lenny Siegel for City Council
Alex Núñez for City Council
John Lashlee for City Council

No on C - Measure C would ban the parking of RVs

Palo Alto
Cari Templeton for City Council
Raven Malone for City Council
Steven Lee for City Council

San Francisco
Connie Chan for Board of Supervisors District 1
Aaron Peskin for Board of Supervisors District 3
Vilaska Nguyen for Board of Supervisors District 7
Yes on A - Health, homelessness, parks, and streets bond.
Yes on G - Lowers voting age to 16 for city elections.
Yes on I - Increases transfer tax on property sales worth more than $10 million.
Yes on K - Measure K would authorize the city to access state and federal funds to build 10,000 units of affordable housing.

San Jose Evergreen Community College District
Omar Torres for Community College Board Area 7

City of San Mateo
Amourence Lee for City Council
No on Y - Measure Y would prevent the city from raising height limits until 2030, making it difficult to build affordable housing.

City of Santa Clara
Anthony Becker for City Council District 6

South San Francisco
James Coleman for City Council District 4

East Bay

Rob Bonta for Assembly District 18

AC Transit
Jovanka Beckles for AC Transit Ward 1

Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Vinnie Bacon for District 1 Supervisor

Alameda County unincorporated areas
Yes on X - bond measure for fire stations

City of Alameda
Malia Vella for City Council
Jim Oddie for City Council
Verna Castro for School Board
John Casselbery for School Board
Yes on Z - ends ban on apartment buildings

Berkeley
Jesse Arreguin for Berkeley Mayor
Ben Bartlett for City Council District 3
Sophie Hahn for City Council District 5
Richard Illgen for City Council District 6
Andy Kelley for Rent Board
Xavier Johnson
for Rent Board
Mari Mendonca for Rent Board
Leah Simon-Weisberg for Rent Board
Dominique Walker for Rent Board
Yes on JJ - raises City Council salaries to a full time living wage.
Yes on MM -expand registration to partially exempt units and preserve COVID tenant protections while continuing to encourage the construction of new accessory dwelling units.

Contra Costa Community College
Fernando Sandoval for Contra Costa Community Colleges Trustee, Ward 5

Fremont
Yogi Chugh for Fremont City Council District 6

Hayward
Elisha Crader for City Council
Lacei Amodei for City Council
Nestor Castillo for City Council
Francisco Zermeno for City Council

New Haven Unified School District
Melissa Shuen-Mallory for School Board Area 2

Oakland
Dan Kalb for City Council District 1
Carroll Fife for City Council District 3
Rebecca Kaplan for City Council At-Large
Yes on RR - removes cap on code enforcement fines.

Richmond
Melvin Willis for City Council District 1
Claudia Jimenez for City Council District 6


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