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Talk:California Proposition 98, Eminent Domain and Rent Control (June 2008)

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"and repeal other zoning, land use, landlord-tenant, and natural resource regulations"

It is speculative that Prop 98 would have this effect. It is pushy to put it in the first few paragraphs of the article without supporting it.

Stay way from long text chunks of persuasive text

Editors, please don't come on the articles and stick on vast swathes of polemics for or against an initiative. Write about the controversy and claims in a simple, concise, neutral way and link out to external sources. Be considerate of the reader and don't use the articles as places to express your personal opinions.Polycal 21:28, 22 May 2008 (EDT)

Here is what I found...

Cities with rent control

does anyone know which cities have rent control ordinances in effect? that information would be a valuable addition to this article.Calgal 11:28, 25 April 2008 (EDT)

Editors: Please don't add content like "a vast majority of the measure's funding has come from apartment owners and mobile home park owners." without supporting documentation. It would be much more helpful to readers to say, "XX% of the measure's funding came from...." MMH 17:08, 1 March 2008 (EST)


"A large and diverse group of organizations oppose Proposition 98. Many have argued..."

Instead of saying "large and diverse" (which sounds biased and non-encyclopedic) say, "295 organizations representing X, Y and Z groups" Don't say "Many have argued..." without substantiating that.MMH 17:12, 1 March 2008 (EST)

Edits March 13, 2008

I took out these sentences:

"Many have argued that Proposition 98 is a Trojan Horse that uses eminent domain to affect changes in many other areas of law. Many opponents are focusing on the banning of rent control and other important renter protections." because they don't cite a reference. Please include a link to a reliable outside source!Calgal 15:52, 13 March 2008 (EDT)

The section on opponents includes more arguments than opponents. The arguments need to be in a separate section. I'm saving them here for later reference to include in a sep section.

PLEASE HELP BY CONSTRUCTING SOME READABLE, FLOWING PARAGRAPHS ABOUT THE ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST. Let's try to avoid unnecessary laundry lists and bullet points and create readable prose!!

  • AB 32 Regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other laws to limit climate change;
  • Water supply and water quality protections that ensure adequate supply and quality for species protection;
  • Regulations to protect sensitive wetland areas, including limiting development on or near wetlands;
  • Urban limit lines and other growth control measures intended to stop sprawl and uncontrolled development, and to protect open space;
  • Protection of coastal areas, farmland, and ranchland, as well as cultural and historic sites;
  • Ordinary zoning regulations, such as restrictions on the development of polluting industries, adult businesses, and “big box” megastores.

  • The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) opposes the initiative because it could possibly halt groundwater and surface water storage projects in California area.[1]
"Analysis by three separate committees of the Association of California Water Agencies all came to the same conclusion: The ballot initiative contains language that is sufficiently ambiguous to derail needed water projects around the state. That's why the association of water agencies' board of directors recently voted overwhelmingly to oppose the measure, even before its qualification."
has formally opposed Prop. 98 because of the impacts on rent control and other renter protections for seniors, the disabled, working families and affordable housing laws that are meant to protect all homeowners.
"The Western Center on Law & Poverty has identified provisions in the 'California Property Owners and Farmland Protection Act' (CPOFPA) that could have devastating impacts for all California renters, particularly for seniors, the disabled and working families. The Center warns that the measure would abolish rent control and other laws which increase the supply of affordable housing and would threaten laws intended to protect tenants and home buyers."

Calgal 16:05, 13 March 2008 (EDT)
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