Resolution Opposing Glendale Rent Mediation

Resolution Opposing Glendale Rent Mediation

WHEREAS increasing rents and stagnant area median income have created a growing

affordability gap for rental housing in Southern California; and

WHEREAS rent mediation ordinances are ineffective at protecting renters because legally

non-binding mediation requires only voluntary compliance and offers renters no legal protections from unsustainable and unreasonable rent hikes and continues to only benefit landlords; and

WHEREAS the California State Democratic Party Platform endorses statewide Rent Control and works to strengthen renters rights,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley opposes the proposed “Right to Lease” rent mediation ordinance in Glendale and encourages city and state lawmakers to propose meaningful short- and long-term solutions to the housing affordability crisis that prioritize immediate renter protections and community stability, and

THEREFORE BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to
California Governor Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis;

Glendale Mayor Zareh Sinyanyan, Councilmembers Ara Najarian, Vartan Gharpetian, Paula Devine, Vrej Agajanian, Assemblywoman Laura Friedman and State Senator Anthony Portantino;

Pasadena City Mayor Terry Tornek, Assemblymember Chris Holden;

Inglewood Mayor James Butts Jr.,  Assemblywoman Autumn Burke;

Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez