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.
Renters Council Membership Meeting
2023-2024 Candidate Questionnaire Now Available
We are doing candidate endorsements for State Assembly, State Senate, and local elections that have a March 2024 primary, such as County Supervisor or some City Council elections.
1st Round Requests Due August 23 at 7pm
Members will vote on endorsements late August/early September, with results announced around September 15.
Please share with any candidates that might be interested. https://forms.gle/BHVqKHhEzU4Ph6tXA
TAKE ACTION to Remind CA's Government They Work for Us, not Corporate Utility Monopolies
AD6 - Evan Minton
AD24 - Alex Lee
AD41 - Phlunté Riddle
AD44 - Nick Schultz
AD48 - Brian Calderon Tabatabai
AD52 - No Consensus
AD53 - Carlos Goytia
AD57 - Sade Elhawary
SD3 - Jackie Elward
SD7 - Jovanka Beckles
SD9 - Marisol Rubio
SD25 - Sasha Renée Pérez
SD29 - Eloise Gómez Reyes
SD35 - No Consensus
SD37 - Alex Mohajer
Alameda County D4 - Jennifer Esteen
Kern County D4 - Veronica Vasquez, MSW
LA County D5 - Konstantine Anthony
Monterey County D5 - No Consensus
Sacramento County D4 - Braden Murphy
Santa Clara County D5 - Sally J. Lieber
Solano County D1 - Cassandra James
LA City Council D2 - No Consensus
LA City Council D14 - Ysabel Jurado
Pasadena City Council D3 - Brandon Lamar
Sacramento City Council D4 - Katie Valenzuela
San Diego City Council D3 - Coleen Cusack
Santa Cruz City Council D5 - Joe Thompson
2023 Priority Legislation
SB 567 (Durazo): Homelessness Prevention Act. Strengthening enforcement of statewide tenant protections.
SB 225 (Caballero): Community Anti-Displacement & Preservation Program. Funding for nonprofits to purchase existing buildings and keep rents low.
SB 555 (Wahab): Social Housing Act. Low-cost housing for low and moderate income Californians.
ACA 10 (Haney): Authorizes ballot measure to make housing a human right in the California Constitution.
AB 671 (Ward): Accesory Dwelling Units for low and very low income Californians.
AB 1418 (McKinnor): Repeals racist local ordinances such as those that evict or ban tenants who have been arrested, even if they were found to be not guilty.
SB 584 (Limón): Tax on short term rentals (airbnb’s) to fund low and moderate income housing.
SB 355 (Eggman): Affordable Housing Solar Roofs Program.
SB 466 (Wahab): Allow cities to expand rent control to newer buildings at least 28 years old.
Other Priorities (Issues we’re supporting that are now 2-year bills)
- Rental Registries / Transparency of Property Ownership
- Tenant Opportunity to Purchase when buildings are sold
- Stronger Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws
- Mobilehome Rent Caps(Issues we’re supporting that are now 2-year bills)