Gas Prices

Working Californians Hit Hard by Gasoline Prices By Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

A recent column was headlined “Inflation, The Cruelest Tax.” Well, if inflation is the cruelest tax, then inflation’s impact on gasoline, combined with the nation’s highest tax, can only be characterized as “cruel and unusual punishment.” In addition to inflation and taxes, other government policies related to petroleum are counterproductive. These include regulatory burdens and…

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Seattle

Why No City Wants to Be Seattle By Attorney Ethan Blevins of the Pacific Legal Foundation

Attorney Ethan Blevins City Planners tremble as they whisper a new term that embodies their fears – “Seattle-ization.”  Washington’s Emerald City, one the byword for urban vitality, is now outpacing San Francisco as a cautionary tale in how over-regulation strangles the housing market. That does not mean, unfortunately, that observers understand the root cause of…

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San Francisco

IN THE NEWS: San Francisco Tenants Set to Gain New Powers in Negotiations with Landlords

Tenants across San Francisco are poised to gain new collective bargaining powers to affect conditions in their buildings, thanks to a move by lawmakers in March. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved protections for tenants to form associations, akin to labor unions, that can negotiate with landlords over a wide range of concerns, including issues like…

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Telephones

Lawsuit Filed Against LA County and AOA’s State-wide Phone Campaign!

Alameda County, Los Angeles County, and multiple cities throughout the state continue to extend baseless eviction bans. April 1st is actually Day 742 of the housing provider hostage crisis. Our local politicians’ actions show that they do not care about the pain and suffering that they are causing housing providers. Their main priority is the…

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Gavel

Lawsuit Filed Against LA County and AOA’s Phone Campaign!

Alameda County, Los Angeles County, and multiple cities throughout the state continue to extend baseless eviction bans. April 1st is actually Day 742 of the housing provider hostage crisis. Our local politicians’ actions show that they do not care about the pain and suffering that they are causing housing providers. Their main priority is the…

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IN THE NEWS: AB 2203 and SB 1335 Would Prohibit Rental Property Owners from Using Credit Reports!

A newly introduced bill, in February, would have prohibited landlords from using credit reports while screening prospective tenants. AB 2527 by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, would have also banned property owners from asking about anything that would be included in a report, such as payment history or evictions.  That bill, fortunately, has been shelved for…

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AOA & AAGLA – Press Release Re L.A. County Litigation

Landlord Groups File Lawsuit Against Los Angeles County Over Illegal Eviction Moratorium Latest Legal Maneuver Seeks Emergency Relief from the County’s Residential Eviction Ban Legal Move Follows County’s Recent Extension of So-Called “Temporary” Eviction LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – March 8, 2022: The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles  (AAGLA) and the Apartment Owners Association of…

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