RED ALERT – Action Needed Now

California Senators will begin to vote on AB 828 on May 15, 2020

AB 828 will force a 25 percent reduction in rent should a tenant claim that
they were in any way affected by COVID-19 

Click here to email California Senator Bill Wieckowski’s Chief of Staff
in order to protect the rental housing industry and
ask the Senator to vote NO on AB 828.  

AB 828:

  • Eliminates all means for a property owner to recover economic loss or operational costs associated with running rental property.
  • Creates a court ordered reduction of rent by 25 percent for a 12-month period for any tenant claiming to be affected by Covid-19. The reduction in rent is arbitrary and will cripple rental property owner’s ability to continue to own and operate rental housing.
  • Establishes a tenant’s right of possession for 12 months.
  • Flat out: it is unconstitutional. It violates the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution. Owners will be deprived of due process of law. It also violates the US Constitution because it constitutes a “taking” of private property.
PLEASE EMAIL THE SENATOR’S CHIEF OF STAFF IN ORDER TO
PROTECT THE RENTAL HOUSING INDUSTRY AND ASK HIM TO
VOTE NO on AB 828

Send email to California Senator Bill Wieckowski’s Chief of Staff:
Heather Resetarits, , (916) 651-4010
and CC
or use one of the forms below.


In addition to an autofilled form, which appears first, you can send your own custom message using
the form at the bottom of the page.  

IF YOU HAVE TIME, PLEASE ALSO CALL ASSEMBLY MEMBER PHIL TING, (916) 319-2019, THE BILL’S AUTHOR, AND LET HIS STAFF KNOW YOUR DISPLEASURE WITH THE BILL.  BE SURE TO MENTION YOU HAVE PROPERTY, A JOB, OR OTHER INTEREST IN THE CITY OR COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO.

For the message to Senator Wieckowski, we can send a message on your behalf to all the Senator’s Chief of Staff. Note, to help ensure your message gets properly sent, we will include your name in the Subject line of the message.

Subject: Please Vote No on AB 828, your constituent, {we insert your name here}
Message:

Dear Senator Wieckowski,

Along with the East Bay Rental Housing association, its members, and allies, I strongly oppose the extreme measures included in AB 828.

This Bill is unconstitutional and only damages the housing sector of the California economy by eliminating all means for a property owner to recover economic loss and operational costs with running rental property, imposes an arbitrary court ordered rent reduction of 25% and establishes a tenant’s right of possession for 12 months.

I urge you to Vote NO on AB 828.

Thank you,

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