Letters: Election, endorsements, rent control

Protect tenants

Re: “Measure C will keep city affordable” by Anthony Lew, Terry Schanz and Katie Valenzuela (Essay, Oct. 13):

100% agree. It will keep landlords and investment firms from buying property, evicting tenants for no cause and jacking up the prices so those tenants have to move far out of the city to find something they can afford. Measure C protects renters. Read the language, or just look at the supporters of the other side: developers, builders, apartment managers and landlord groups.

Paul Andrews, via Facebook

Rent control exists

We already have rent control. It came about as a result of a deal made between advocates and the City Council. Vote “no” on C. Let the current rent control work (it’s not even a year old!) before changing things again. And don’t support a measure that comes because one of those advocates went back on her word. This is bad-faith politics, and both the county Dems and Councilmember-elect Valenzuela should know that your word is your bond.

Daniel Savino, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Landlord lobby’s lies

Re: “Measure C will worsen housing crisis” by Cassandra Jennings, Bob Ward and Mallori Spilker (Essay, Oct. 13):

Yeah, because the California Apartment Association totally has the best interests of tenants in mind and isn’t benefitting from the sky high rents we’re stuck with. I appreciate that SNR endorsed Measure C (and opposes the doomed power grab that is Measure A), but publishing outright lies from the landlord lobby’s PR department is irresponsible and does a tremendous disservice to their readership.

Johann Carrillo, via Facebook

Look at both sides

People need to chill and look at things from both sides instead of making emotional affiliations. Saying “yes” to one thing means you are saying “no” to something else. Legislation isn’t automatically perfect just because you feel an emotional reaction to it. People screw up everything so look at what these housing experts are saying will be the consequences and practice a little humility in knowing that you don’t know everything.

Thank you SN&R for getting information to voters, and I’m sorry for the ego-driven reactions by people who can’t be bothered to read past a headline before commenting.

Ben All, via Facebook

A pro-labor choice

Re: “A new mayor for West Sac?” by Graham Womack (News, Oct. 9):

[Christopher] Cabaldon is known for being anti-labor and anti-union. He would contract out the entire city if given the chance. West Sacramento voters have an important choice this election, and I suggest they vote for Martha Guerrero. Her commitment to working class people is transparent and verifiable.

Joe Gamble, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Lawn sign wars

Re: “Lining up on local measures” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, Oct. 8):

Earlier this afternoon, my No Way Measure A lawn sign went missing. I assume some dishonorable Yes on A person “liberated” it. This is a lightly traveled street—are they that desperate?

Muriel Strand, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Misleading on money

Re: “Banking on Gregg Fishman” by Graham Womack (News, Oct. 12):

Bizarre that your headline highlights Fishman’s finances, which are roughly half of [Rich] Desmond’s. If you look around town, you’ll see enormous billboards for Desmond, virtually nothing for Fishman. The big money is clearly on Desmond. Why does your (misleading) headline highlight Fishman’s money?

Adam Eran, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Heartless on homeless

Re: “City says it can clear homeless camps during COVID” by Raheem F. Hosseini (News, Oct. 13):

Rousting homeless people who are already down and out is a crime against humanity. This heartless practice certainly doesn’t pass the WWJD test. A Christian would provide shelter. For someone to call themselves a Christian while rousting homeless people, or ordering police to do so, is blasphemy.

Chris Sarns, via sacramento.newsreview.com

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