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.
General Membership Meeting
April 29, 2021, 5:30-7pm
Welcome, Introductions, and 2020-2021 Summary
1. Increasing number of Officers at Large from 2 to 4.
(As this vote will take place before ballots are counted, this will apply to the current election).
Change Article III, Section A.1.e to:
Four  Officers at Large
2. Clarify which counties are in which regions.
(Note - this does not change the regions, it just makes the bylaws easier to understand)
Change Article III, Section A.1.b. i, ii, and iii to:
Southern Region shall consist of Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura County.
Central Region shall consist of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne County.
Northern Region shall consist of all counties not in the Southern or Central Region.
If you would like to speak, please reply to this email with details.
The following candidates have filed to run for the 2021-2022 Board. Voting will be electronic using OpaVote. More information will be sent in April as we get closer to the election.
To view candidate statements and request a ballot, go to https://www.cademrenterscouncil.org/boardelections
Northern Vice Chair
Central Vice Chair
Arturo Rodriguez Leon
Southern Vice Chair
Officer at Large (2 elected, 4 if bylaws amendment passes)
Ramon Montano Márquez
AD18 Special Election
Stop the Recall campaign
Announcement of Board Election Results
Candidates Forums with CA Democratic Party Candidates
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.
La Habra - No on X
Measure X would prevent a closed golf course from being redeveloped into housing.
Jessie Lopez for City Council Ward 3
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.
Los Angeles County
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.
Tulare, Kings, & Kern Counties
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.
Josh Sulier for City Council D5
Terra Bella School District
Rachel J. Eala for Terra Bella School Board
Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, & San Joaquin Counties
Marco Camacho Jr. for Oakdale City Council
Gail Morton for Marina City Council - District 3
Alan Haffa for Monterey City Council
Monterey Peninsula Airport Board
Jean Rasch for Monterey Peninsula Airport Board, District 3
San Luis Obispo
Kelly Evans for City Council
Soledad Unified School District
Yes on N - Teacher housing bond
Yes on C- Measure C would create rent control to limit annual rent increases
Yes on B - Measure B would authorize the city to access state and federal funds to build affordable housing.
Yes on I - Measure I would authorize the county to access state and federal funds to build affordable housing.
San Francisco, San Mateo, & Santa Clara Counties
No on C - Measure C would ban the parking of RVs
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.
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.
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
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
New Haven Unified School District
Melissa Shuen-Mallory for School Board Area 2
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