About the No on Measure C Campaign

In the June 6, 2017 special election, voters will be asked whether or not to approve the following:

Shall those provisions of the City of Santa Rosa Residential Rent Stabilization and Other Tenant Protections Ordinance that establish rent control for certain residential rental properties, prohibit landlords from evicting tenants of certain properties except for specified reasons, and provide other protections to tenants, be approved?

Get the Facts on Measure C:

  • Measure C does nothing to address homelessness, build affordable housing or lower rents

  • The State Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) states policies like Measure C are not sound solutions to our housing crisis: “Many housing programs—vouchers, rent control, and inclusionary housing—attempt to make housing more affordable without increasing the overall supply of housing. This approach does very little to address the underlying cause of California’s high housing cost: a shortage of housing.” (read the full report by clicking here).

  • 80% of Santa Rosa’s housing stock is not covered by Measure C! Anyone living in a single-family home, condominium, duplex, owner-occupied triplex or an apartment built after 1995 are not covered by Measure C

  • Measure C is expected to cost the City of Santa Rosa more than $1.4 million each year to implement and enforce. The $1.4 million figure fails to consider costs associated with landlord-tenant disputes and other legal or public safety matters, so the cost to taxpayers is likely much higher

  • Measure C requires a legal or bureaucratic process to evict problem tenants, making it harder to evict those who may be cultivating or selling drugs, disrupting their neighbors or engaging in criminal activity