So strangely enough the other day the landlord group withdrew their filing.
Don’t be too excited/disappointed just yet.
They filed a new initiative that doesn’t seem all that different from the old one, but I have yet to do a line by line comparison, which I’ll probably do in another post.
It would appear that this ballot initiative had not actively started collecting signatures quite yet, otherwise they probably would have been reluctant to reboot the process if there were only small changes.
From the look of things, the Renters Coalition has been hitting the pavement hard for their signatures. They probably should be pretty close to meeting their numbers. According to the updates to their website they’ve been consistently out there hustling for signatures.
Interestingly enough, it doesn’t appear as though Tony Daysog has done all that much work for his initiative. Apparently it was less about actually “protecting” mom n’ pop landlords and simply doing something gimmicky to attract news coverage.