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July 2018
Steven Welliver
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
Andrew Thomas
Westwood Village Improvement Association
Vice President
Steve Snider
Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt-Uptown District Associations
Dominic Tartaglia
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
Blage Zelalich
City of San Jose
At-Large Directors
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz

Emilie Cameron 
Downtown Sacramento Partnership

Maggie Campbell
MIG, Inc.

Austin Metoyer
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Steve Mulheim
Old Pasadena Management District
Liz Studebaker
City of San Diego
Immediate Past President
Karin Flood
Union Square BID
Arlington Business Partnership
Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association
Carmichael Improvement District, Inc.
Central City Association
City of Citrus Heights 
City of Folsom
City of Glendora
City of Lancaster
City of Los Angeles, Office of the City Clerk
City of Ontario
City of San Diego - Economic Development Dept.
County of Santa Cruz - Office of Economic Development
Dinuba Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Association of Santa Cruz
Downtown Berkeley Association
Downtown Long Beach Alliance
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Modesto Partnership
Downtown Oakland Association/ Lake Merritt Uptown District Association
Downtown Oxnard Merchants Association
Downtown Pomona Owners Association
Downtown Roseville Partnership
Downtown Sacramento Partnership
Downtown San Diego Partnership
Downtown San Mateo Association
Downtown Santa Barbara, Inc.
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
Downtown Vacaville BID
Downtown Ventura Partners
Downtown Visalians, Inc.
Figueroa Corridor Partnership
Gateway to LA Airport Business District
Gilroy Economic Development
Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
Ironsmith, Inc.
Kono CBD
LA Downtown Industrial District BID
LA Fashion District BID
MJM Management Group
North Park Main Street
North Tahoe Business Association
Old Pasadena Management District 
ParkSmart, Inc.
Paso Robles Main Street Association
Playhouse District Association
Progressive Urban Management Associates, Inc.
R Street Sacramento Partnership
Riverside Downtown Partnership
San Jose Downtown Association
San Luis Obispo Downtown Association
South Park BID
Sunnyvale Downtown
Telegraph BID
Temescal Telegraph BID
The Downtown Burbank Partnership
The Placemaking Group
The River District
Tracy City Center Association
Tulare Downtown Association
Union Square BID
Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association
Westwood Village Improvement Association 
Wilshire Center Business Improvement District

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Steven Welliver
Deputy Chief Executive 
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.
CDA Board Opposes Initiative that Would Kill New Housing Projects 

This week the California Downtown Association took an “oppose” position on a statewide ballot measure that would worsen California’s housing shortage by allowing local jurisdictions to impose “rent control” ordinances which would have a devastating impact on the number of new housing opportunities.

According to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), Proposition 10 could cost local governments up to “tens of millions of dollars per year” in new costs. In a recently-released report, the LAO noted that the value of rental housing would decline and that rental units also would likely be sold and no longer available for rentals. CDA believes the initiative would make the affordable housing crisis even worse and reduce new housing construction for residents who want to live and work in our downtowns.  

The initiative has a number of other “poison-pills” including provisions that would provide legal authority for proponents to intervene in lawsuits challenging the initiative and pay for their legal bills. Additionally, the initiative would be nearly impossible to amend later should the Legislature wish to make adjustments to address changes in housing polices.  

Earlier this year, CDA opposed legislation (AB 1506 by Bloom – D, Santa Monica) that would have repealed the “Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act” that limits rent control on certain rental properties. CDA joined a broad coalition opposing the bill which ultimately failed passage in the Assembly Housing Committee in January.  

Proposition 10 is opposed by a broad coalition including veterans groups, affordable housing advocates, business organizations, labor groups and both gubernatorial candidates – Democrat Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Republican businessman John Cox.  

To learn more about the opposition to Proposition 10: Noprop10.org

Jason Bryant 
Bryant Government Affairs
July 2018 Legislative Update 
An Everyday Challenge: Tackling Trash Cleanup on Skid Row
There are about 2,000 homeless encampments around downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row.

Cashing In on the Curb
Smart cities are paying more attention to the fixtures that define their streets, looking to improve mobility and maximize the...

Davis, California, is Still One of the Safest Cities to Bike
Next City
If you’re looking for safe cycling, don’t go to Iowa.

Cannabis, Coworking, and the Marijuana-industry Land Rush
In Los Angeles, a pair of soon-to-open coworking spaces will offer a twist on the formula popularized by behemoth...

Downtown San Diego Is Booming. Here's Why
Downtown San Diego is booming with residential and commercial development.

Advocates Want Better Valencia Street Options
FMTA planners and engineers unveiled three initial design proposals for re-configuring the bike lanes on Valencia...

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Throws Weight behind Affordable Housing
Next City 
The founder of Facebook is voting “yes” on California’s Proposition 1.

Plan for Safe Injection Site Gets Dose of Reality Over Federal Drug Laws
San Francisco Chronicle 
There’s a reason San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that she is opening a model of a safe injection...

California Beat Its 2020 Emissions Target Four Years Early
California has cleaned up its air.

L.A.’s Incentive for Urban Farming Fails to Take Root
In Southern California, an effort to turn vacant lots into urban farms is struggling to take root.

San Diego Cracks Down on Short-Term Rentals
Next City
San Diego’s short-term rental market could be in for a sea change.
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