The 11-newspaper Southern California Newspaper Group today urged readers to vote no on Proposition 21.

In an editorial headlined “Proposition 21 will make the housing crisis worse. Vote No,” the newspapers noted that the measure will hurt affordable housing construction, reduce property values, and will result in fewer rental properties available. 

Prop. 21 “distorts, and damages, the housing market and nearly everyone in it. It doesn’t  spur homebuilding. It does lower land values. It forces properties off the rental market. And above all, it doesn’t help people at the low end of the economic scale…” says the editorial.

Read the full editorial here:

The editorial appears in the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Riverside Press Enterprise, The Long Beach Press Telegram, The San Bernardino Sun, The Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News, The Daily Breeze, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Long Beach Press Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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Paid for by No on Prop 21: Californians for Responsible Housing, a coalition of seniors, veterans, affordable housing advocates, labor & social justice organizations, sponsored by California Apartment Association. Committee Major Funding from Essex Property Trust and Affiliated Entities; Equity Residential; and AvalonBay Communities.
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