Bay Area Newspaper Joins Nearly All State’s Daily Newspapers in Opposing “Housing Freeze”
SACRAMENTO – The San Francisco Chronicle today editorialized against Proposition 21, the “housing freeze” initiative, joining nearly all of the other state’s major newspaper editorial boards in opposing the measure.
In an editorial titled, “Vote no on Prop. 21, a rent control retread unimproved by age,” the Chronicle’s editorial board notes “the case for rent control, overwhelmingly rejected by experts and refuted by research, might have seemed unlikely to grow weaker. And yet it has. In the two years since Californians rejected the last attempt to double down on the failed policy by letting more cities impose and expand rent control, the reasons to vote against this fall’s rehash, Proposition 21, have multiplied… Californians should vote no on Prop. 21 or risk aggravating the crisis it purports to address.”
Read the entire editorial here.
The Chronicle is the latest California in urging its readers to vote no on Proposition 21. McClatchy Newspapers, the publishers of the Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, San Luis Obispo Tribune, and Merced Sun-Star, urged their readers to oppose Proposition 21 month. The Bakersfield Californian, the Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury News, East Bay Times, Marin Independent Journal), the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and the Southern California Newspaper Group (publishers of multiple newspapers including the Los Angeles Daily News, Riverside Press Enterprise, and Orange County Register) also have issued editorials opposing Proposition 21.