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Posts Tagged ‘California’ The Proposition That is on the Ballot in November That Could Destroy California

Posted by M. C. on October 4, 2018

“The smell is one thing I remember,” says retired Bronx firefighter Tom Henderson. “That smell of burning — it was always there, through the whole borough almost.”

By Robert Wenzel

The 1970s Bronx Under Rent Control

While California state and local government officials set all kinds of guidelines for structures to withstand powerful earthquakes, a proposition sitting on the November ballot could, over time, bring more destruction to California housing than a major earthquake.

In November, California residents will vote on Proposition 10. The measure would allow cities to impose a wide range of rent-control policies.

Specifically, Proposition 10 is an initiated state statute that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, thus allowing local governments to adopt rent control ordinances—regulations that
govern how much landlords can charge tenants for renting apartments and houses.

Costa Hawkins is a state law that sets some requirements for the 15 cities in California with rent control—Los Angeles and San Francisco included.

There are three main provisions:

  • It allows landlords to raise the rent to market rate on a unit once a tenant moves out.
  • It prevents cities from establishing rent control—or capping rent—on units constructed after February 1995.
  • It exempts single-family homes and condos from rent control restrictions

Proposition 10 would end all these free market-leaning allowances.

Proposition 10 would:

  • Open up all multifamily units in California to rent control
  • Allow the application of  rent controls to single-family homes and individually owned condominiums and townhomes
  •  Allow for regulations that would force landlords to keep regulated rents in place even after a tenant moves out
 There is no question that city rent control-boards are waiting anxiously in the hope that the proposition passes.

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California’s drought restrictions on wasteful water habits could be coming back — this time they’ll be permanent

Posted by M. C. on February 13, 2018

No worries mate! Government is on top of it. Kalifornia government no less.

A state built in a desert where the inhabitants can’t do without watering their artificial lawns. And you wonder why they RE-elcted governor Moonbeam.


Anyone caught wasting water in California may be fined as much as $500 under new rules being considered by the state water board, officials said Monday.

The State Water Resources Control Board is expected to adopt regulation coming before the board on Feb. 20 that would make it a crime to commit any of seven wasteful water practices — from lawn over watering to street median irrigation. Those rules would take effect April 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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California as the Boss of Us – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. on February 8, 2018

Bad enough that we’re ordered about by the government in Washington. But what about this business of being ordered about by the government of California?

Its befehlshaber (that’s German for order-giver) Jerry Brown just ordered the tripling – the almost quadrupling – of the of the number of electric cars which must be on the state’s roads by 2025.

Instead of a ludicrous 1.5 million of them, it must be a preposterous 4.5 million.

But what has this to do with the rest of the country?

Unfortunately, a lot… Read the rest of this entry »

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Watch “Left Coast Dilemma: Why California Ranks #1 In Poverty” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on January 20, 2018

Big (state) government, the Fed, currency corruption

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Lessons learned from the end of California’s “permanent drought” | Watts Up With That?

Posted by M. C. on February 13, 2017

Drought science settled, again.

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Calif. To Consider Enacting Statewide Sanctuary

Posted by M. C. on January 31, 2017

As long as Calexit is part of the deal I say go for it

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(Drug) War Is Nothing But A Heart-breaker, Colorado and California(!) Offer Hope

Posted by M. C. on December 2, 2014

One hundred years ago this month the Harrison Narcotics Act was passed banning cocaine and opiates. That is before alcohol prohibition. You would have thought by now we would have learned. It only took from 1920 to 1933 to figure out alcohol prohibition wasn’t working and was too deadly.

The drug war has put hundreds of thousand behind bars for victimless crime and has generated a fair share of victims also.

Mexico, corrupt enough without our help, is on the verge of complete collapse due to drug cartels. Bribing police, employing police, killing rival gang members, killing innocent civilians and of late kidnapping students and executing them for reasons known only to the corrupt government employed killers. Read the rest of this entry »

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