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Save Rent Control & Tenant Protections Update: Get Involved!
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2008 11:54 PM
Campaign contributions are lagging in the effort to save rent control, tenant protections, and so-called affordable housing! Supporters wanting to save rent control need to get involved now!
Vote No on Prop 98, Vote Yes on Prop 99

Save Rent Control & Tenant Protections Update:


California Association of Realtors chips in $250,000 to kill rent control and tenant protections

On April 2, 2008 it was filed/recorded that the California Association of Realtors (CAR) contributed $250,000 to the Proposition 98 campaign, in an effort to kill rent control, tenant protections and so-called affordable housing.

Click below to see the contributions for Prop 98, to end rent control...

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1296303&view=late1


No contributions have been recently filed for the campaign (Proposition 99) to save rent control, despite it's many supporters. List of Prop 99 supporters ( http://www.no98yes99.com/go/who-we-are/prop.-99-supporters/ ) Prop 99 supporters need to start contributing immediately to the cause...

Click below to see list of contributions for Prop 99, to save rent control...

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1287066&session=2007&view=late1


-- GET INVOLVED! -- GET INVOLVED --

Links to help you get involved to save rent control!


SAVE RENT CONTROL, TENANT PROTECTIONS & AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Vote No on Prop 98, Vote Yes on Prop 99

Prop. 98 is an Attack on Renters

Prop. 98 Eliminates Renter Protections and Rent Control

Wealthy apartment and mobile home park owners are spending millions on a deceptive campaign to pass Prop. 98 for their own financial gain.
 
These landlords want voters to believe that Prop. 98 - dubbed the Hidden Agendas Scheme - is about eminent domain. But their hidden agenda is to eliminate rent control so they can make hundreds of millions of dollars by raising rents on seniors and working families.

Click below to get the facts and information you need to share with your friends and neighbors...

http://www.no98yes99.com/go/get-the-facts/

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Save Rent Control Campaign

No on Proposition 98, Yes on Proposition 99

If passed, Proposition 98 would:
Eliminate rent control and other renter protection laws.

The measure would gut renter protection laws, such as
laws requiring the fair return of rental deposits and laws
requiring 60-day notice before forcing tenants out of their
housing.

Click below for full details on how you can get involved...

http://homepage.mac.com/davegun2/SFSaveRentControl/

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Statewide Campaign to Save Rent Control

http://www.no98yes99.com/


Get involved to save rent control...

http://www.no98yes99.com/get-involved/

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San Francisco Tenants Union

June Election: Save Rent Control!

Vote NO on 98, and Vote Yes on 99, to Save Rent Control!

HELP SPREAD THE WORD ON PROP 98 Gather Saturday, April 5, 11 AM, 1015 Masoni

Click below for info on saving rent control, and how to get involved.

http://www.sftu.org/


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California Campaign Measures for June 3, 2008

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Measures/

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Yes on 99 campaign contributions, to save rent control...

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1287066&session=2007&view=late1

Donations made by California League of Conservation Voters, California State Council of SEIU Ballot Issues Committee...

NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR
CITY
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS STATE PAC
OAKLAND
CA / 94612

ID NUMBER
743094
 

Amount - $5,000.00
INITIAL
12/13/2007
12/18/2007
1301445-INC245

<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>
NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR
CITY
CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL OF SEIU BALLOT ISSUES COMMITTEE
SACRAMENTO
CA / 95814

ID NUMBER
960895
 

Amount - $300,000.00
INITIAL
11/19/2007
11/20/2007
1299476-INC244

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Proposition 99 financials

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1287066&session=2007

SUMMARY INFORMATION - CALIFORNIANS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION: YES ON PROP 99, NO ON PROP 98, A SPONSORED COMMITTEE OF CONSERVATIONISTS CURRENT STATUS
ACTIVE

LAST REPORT DATE THIS SESSION
03/24/2008

REPORTING PERIOD
01/01/2008 - 03/17/2008

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS PERIOD
$0.00

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS 1/1/2008 - 03/17/2008
$0.00

EXPENDITURES FROM THIS PERIOD
$1,071.95

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1/1/2008 - 03/17/2008
$1,273.06

ENDING CASH
$5,008.67

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Committee To Save Rent Control

Contact -- (415) 828-5585

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1304768&session=2007&view=late1

No contributions appearing, Nada, Zilch, Nothing...

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--PROPOSITION 98--

Anti-rent control campaign donations...

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1296303&view=late1

Major donations are being made by the Howard Jarvis gang, apartment owners association, investers, real estate companies & associations, mobil home park owners, property owners, apartment owners, etc...

Largest donations made by Howard Jarvis group, California Association of Realtors (CAR), Apartment Owners Association (Dan Faller), Mobil Home Park Owners, Western Manufactured Housing Communities Issues Pac, the California Farm Bureau Federation, and a few others.

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YES PROP 98, CA FOR PPTY RTS PROTECTION, A PROJ FOR THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPYRS ASSOC WITH FUNDING BY ITS NO NEW TAXES COMM, THE CALIF FARM BUR FED, SUPP BY THE CA ALLIANCE TO PROT PRIVATE PPTY RTS
SUPPORT

Prop 98 Financials......to kill rent control...

http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1296303&session=2007

CURRENT STATUS
ACTIVE

LAST REPORT DATE THIS SESSION
03/24/2008

REPORTING PERIOD
01/01/2008 - 03/17/2008

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS PERIOD
$1,074,103.53

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS 1/1/2008 - 03/17/2008
$1,274,103.53

EXPENDITURES FROM THIS PERIOD
$466,496.80

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1/1/2008 - 03/17/2008
$554,079.56

ENDING CASH
$831,903.61


A sampling snapshot of just a few campaign contributions to end rent control...

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, ISSUES MOBILIZATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (IMPAC)
LOS ANGELES
CA / 90020

ID NUMBER
EMPLOYER
ID number - 782560
 

Amount - $250,000.00
INITIAL
4/1/2008
4/2/2008
1322630-INC6017

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NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR
LUKE BLACKLIDGE
BERKELEY
CA / 94705

ID NUMBER
LUKE BLACKLIDGE
REAL ESTATE BROKER

AMOUNT
Amount $3,000.00
INITIAL
3/31/2008
4/2/2008
1322630-INC6016

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SMALL PROPERTY OWNERS OF SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO
CA / 94117

ID NUMBER
Amount - $10,000.00
INITIAL
3/24/2008
3/25/2008
1320950-INC5419

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ROBERT MCCLAIN TTEE
OAKLAND
CA / 94618

ID NUMBER
PORT OF OAKLAND
ENGINEER

AMOUNT
Amount - $1,000.00
INITIAL
3/20/2008
3/21/2008
1319627-INC5405

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HOMEOWNERS FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS
BERKELEY
CA / 94705

ID NUMBER
Amount - $10,000.00
INITIAL
1/18/2008
1/28/2008
1307637-INC879

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PROTECT PROP. 13, A PROJECT OF THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
SANTA MONICA
CA / 90401

ID NUMBER
931447
 
Amount - $100,000.00
INITIAL
11/8/2007
11/15/2007
1299274-INC455

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NO NEW TAXES, A PROJECT OF THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
LOS ANGELES
CA / 90005

ID NUMBER
922117
 
$50,000.00
INITIAL
11/1/2007
11/7/2007
1298803-INC454

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HOMEOWNERS FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS
BERKELEY
CA / 94705

ID NUMBER
Amount - $15,000.00
INITIAL
10/18/2007
10/31/2007
1297679-INC439

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NO NEW TAXES, A PROJECT OF THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
LOS ANGELES
CA / 90005

ID NUMBER
922117
 

Amount - $73,204.29
INITIAL
9/6/2007
9/17/2007
1291225-NON363

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APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
VAN NUYS
CA / 91411

ID NUMBER
782714
 
Amount - $100,000.00
INITIAL
9/13/2007
9/14/2007
1291193-INC347

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APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
VAN NUYS
CA / 91411

782714

Amount - $100,000.00
INITIAL
1/31/2008
2/7/2008
1314565-INC920

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APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
VAN NUYS
CA / 91411

ID NUMBER
782714
 

Amount - $7,637.00
INITIAL
10/7/2007
12/19/2007
1301495-NON528

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APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
VAN NUYS
CA / 91411

ID NUMBER
782714
 

Amount - $75,000.00
INITIAL
9/11/2007
9/19/2007
1291326-NON369
NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR
CITYSTATE/ZIP

APARTMENT OWNERS ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
VAN NUYS
CA / 91411

ID NUMBER
782714
 

Amount - $8,693.00
INITIAL
9/7/2007
9/19/2007
1291326-NON368

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8
WESTERN MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMUNITIES ISSUES PAC
SACRAMENTO
CA / 95814

ID NUMBER
Amount - 890865
 

$150,000.00
INITIAL
8/15/2007
8/15/2007
1289403-INC130

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WESTERN MANUFACTURED HOUSING COMMUNITIES ISSUES PAC
SACRAMENTO
CA / 95814

ID NUMBER
890865
 

Amount - $50,000.00
AMENDMENT #1
3/19/2008
3/21/2008
1319392-INC5374

$50,000.00
INITIAL
3/19/2008
3/20/2008
1319392-INC5374

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MORSE MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT
OAKLAND
CA / 94661

ID NUMBER
Amount - $5,000.00
INITIAL
3/12/2008
3/12/2008
1317954-INC1285

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CALIFORNIA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
SACRAMENTO
CA / 95833

ID NUMBER
Amount - $100,000.00
INITIAL
8/10/2007
8/13/2007
1289082-INC122

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(First contribution filed for to Prop 98 campaign)
NO NEW TAXES, A PROJECT OF THE HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
LOS ANGELES
CA / 90005

ID NUMBER
922117
 

Amount - $200,000.00
INITIAL
3/5/2007
3/13/2007
1252131-INC1


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Prop 99 Supporters to Save Rent Control

(Despite the claims of all of those below who say they are opposed to Prop 98, only SEIU and California League of Conservation Voters, are listed so far as campaign donors to save rent control.
Proposition 99 supporters are way behind in giving contributions to save rent control.)


Prop. 99 Supporters

http://www.no98yes99.com/go/who-we-are/prop.-99-supporters/

Check out the organizations supporting Proposition 99 - The Homeowners Protection Act

WE SUPPORT PROP. 99 

THE HOMEOWNERS PROTECTION ACT

Homeowners

League of California Homeowners

Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League, Inc. (GSMOL)

California Mobile Homes Resource and Action Association

Coalition of Mobile Home Owners- California

Resident Owned Parks, Inc. (ROP)

American Canyon Manufactured Home Owners Coalition

Butte County Mobile-Home Owners Association

Contempo Marin Homeowners Association 

County Mobilehome Positive Action Committee

EMPAC (Escondito Mobile/Manufactured Home Positive Action Committee)

GSMOL Chapter 1613

GSMOL Chapter 1517

GSMOL Chapter 1279

GSMOL Chapter 1200

GSMOL Chapter 820

GSMOL Chapter 708

GSMOL Chapter 161

Homeowners Acting Together H.A.T.

Homeowners Association of Cameron Mobile Estates

Los Rancheros Association, Inc.

Mobile Home Owners Coalition

Mobile Parks West Homeowners Association

Mobilehome Residents Alliance of Nevada County

Neighborhood Friends

New Frontier Homeowner Association

Oceanside Manufactured Homes Association

Palos Verdes Shores Homeowners Association

Portola Heights Homeowners Association
San Marcos Mobilehome Residents Association

San Rafael Mobile Home Estates Homeowners Association

Santa Ana Mobile Home Owners Association

Sonoma County Mobilehome Owners Association
 Sonoma No Condo Conversion Coalition



Senior

California Alliance for Retired Americans

Older Women's League of California

Gray Panthers California

California Senior Advocates League

San Francisco Gray Panthers

Senior Action Network



Public Safety

California Police Chiefs Association

California Fire Chiefs Association



Faith

California Church Impact

LA Voice - Pico



Environmental

National Wildlife Federation

Sierra Club California

California League of Conservation Voters

Natural Resources Defense Council

California Council of Land Trusts

The Trust for Public Land 

Wild Heritage Planners

Defenders of Wildlife

Environmental Defense

Planning and Conservation League

Audubon California 

Endangered Habitats League

California Oak Foundation

Greenbelt Alliance

Healthy Homes Collaborative

Mariposans for the Environment and Responsible Government

Sonoma County Conservation Action 



Business

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce



Education

Association of California School Administrators



Consumer

Consumer Federation of California

Consumers Coalition of California



Ethnic

National Coalition of Hispanic Organizations 

Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic Renaissance CDC

South Asian Network



Renter Advocates/Housing Providers

Housing California

California Housing Consortium (CHC)

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

Coalition to Protect California Renters

Coalition for Economic Survival

Eviction Defense Collaborative

Tenants Together

Affordable Housing Coalitioin of San Diego

Coalition L.A.

Coalition to Save Parkmerced 

Concilio de Inquilinos: Local 1012

First Community Housing

Housing Justice Campaign

Housing Rights Center

Inquilinos Unidos

Just Cause Oakland

Parkmerced Residents' Association 

Sacramento Mutual Housing Association

St. Peter's Housing Committee

San Diego Housing Federation 

San Diego Renters Union

San Francisco Council of Community Housing Organizations

San Francisco Tenants Union

Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights

Tenant Associations Coalition of San Francisco

Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC)



Labor

SEIU California State Council

State Building and Construction Trades Council

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Los Angeles Retiree Chapter 36

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 2712

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

San Francisco Labor Council 

Ironworkers Union 433 Los Angeles

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance

Marin County Building and Construction Trades Council  

People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER)

SEIU 721



Public Interest/Community

League of Women Voters of California

Western Center on Law and Poverty

California Partnership

Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Progressive Jewish Alliance

Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)- Southern California Chapter

National Lawyers Guild- Los Angeles Chapter

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center

Community Advocacy Center

Los Angeles Community Legal Center and Educational

Los Angeles Community Action Network

Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness

Los Angeles Metropolitan Alliance 

Miracle Mile Action Committee

Our City

People's CORE

Pride at Work San Francisco

Union de Vecinos



Associations

League of California Cities

California State Association of Counties

California Special Districts Association

California Chapter of the American Planning Association

California Redevelopment Association



Public Officials

Fran Pavley - Former California State Assemblymember