Dear Rent Control Supporters:
Opponents of the rent control measure missed the legally-mandated deadline to turn in their argument for the ballot. Now, they are asking the City Council to consider a proposal to extend the filing deadline for the initial ballot argument, a special giveaway that would effectively give them two rebuttals instead of one and that could violate election law.
We need your support before the City Council to make sure that the election process remains fair and transparent.
As you know, our campaign depends on dedicated volunteers like you. Together, we have cleared every obstacle in our way and met every deadline. When we were faced with the task of collecting 5,700 signatures in half the usual time allotted to a ballot measure, we collected 10,791! When the City Council gave both sides a July 10 deadline to submit a ballot argument, you better believe we made sure we got our argument to the city clerk on time.
In contrast, our opponents are bankrolled by the powerful Sacramento-based California Apartment Association. But even with thousands to spend on fancy consultants, they ignored the legally-mandated deadline to submit their ballot argument. Instead, in violation of election rules, opponents were shown our ballot argument and then allowed to submit their rebuttal. Since they have already seen our ballot argument, this effectively gives them two rebuttals instead of one, leaving us less able to answer their misleading claims.