We know the Orange County Register’s been swirling the bowl for some time, so it’s refreshing to see their Editorial staff get one right once in a while, and on a local issue and especially when they’re taking a Libertarian stance for a FREE MARKET. Unfortunately, they didn’t mention the principal in this editorial from yesterday, but there’s still some comfort to be had among who’s left in their R. C. Hoiles following: H.B. council right to keep rent control off ballot.
In a surprising reversal, the Huntington Beach City Council voted rightfully Monday to remove a ballot measure that would have asked voters to allow them to place rent controls on mobile home parks in the city. The council voted 4-3 in July to place the measure on the November ballot, but in another 4-3 vote this week the council overturned that decision. Switching their original positions, Council members Jill Hardy and Jim Katapodis voted to remove the ordinance, while Councilman Dave Sullivan voted to keep it. Mr. Sullivan originally voted against placing the measure on the ballot because he disagreed with changes. Continue reading