Housing Concerns

In conversation after conversation, stakeholders who lease express to me less than adequate living conditions coupled with astronomical rental prices.  Fear of eviction and other legal woes prevent them from confronting landlords who profit severely from our city’s housing dilemma. 

We must encourage housing policies that properly balance the needs of renters, property owners, and businesses.  The California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 provides tenants with increased security.  However, we can enact further protections such as rent caps and  capacity minimums for existing units and new, commercial builds.  Incentivized tax breaks for property owners can also offer solutions. 

For far too long, city officials have lined their pockets with developer contributions, leaving little motivation to provide housing choices “for” Angelinos.

Paid for by Steve Johnson for City Council 2022
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