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We are working on bringing you the latest information regarding rent control and housing issues in Marin. As a group of Marin residents, housing providers and homeowners, we feel strongly about a fair approach to housing affordability that provides protections for homeowners, housing providers and renters.

We are in the process of adding content for communities in Marin. Please select the Town on the menu above, for specific information. We encourage you to also visit our Summary and Resources pages for additional information.


Latest:

There is a movement to Repeal the Death Tax – Prop 19 on the Nov 2024 statewide ballot.  It is critical for your kid’s financial future, that Prop 19 be repealed.

Fromrepealthedeathtax.com
“Prop 19 has a new provision in the law that says property must be reassessed to market value when it is transferred between parents and children. The result is a massive increase in the annual property tax bill when long-held family properties are inherited. Previously, the tax bill on a home and a limited amount of other property stayed the same when transferred from parents to children, or grandparents to grandchildren. Now those properties are reassessed to current market value as of the date of death, with only narrow and limited exceptions.”

Why is Prop 19 bad?
Your heirs will now be assessed the full market value of the home that you pass to them upon your death.  This effectively kills the generational wealth that you have worked so hard for, and places a huge tax burden on your kids.  IF your heirs can pay the NEW yearly property taxes on say, the rental unit, the profit margin may not cover the ongoing needed repairs, improvements etc.  

What can you do?
You can go to the site, download the forms, get your kids to do the same, and send them in by Feb 4.  With enough signatures, we can put this on the statewide ballot in November.

Keep Informed:
All mom & pop housing providers should keep up on the changing Cal rental laws. 
Daniel Bornstein, a SF real estate lawyer, has a great 1 hr presentation that summarizes important aspects of the new 2024 CA laws.  It is very worth your time. 

Also in November, there has qualified for the state ballot, an effort to repeal Costa-Hawkins – the regulation that exempts many types of mom & pop provided rental units from extra rent control.  Check out the info from this article about who is behind this repeal

San Anselmo:

Multiple yards signs have been going up this month opposing extra rent control. Feb 13 is the TC meeting to discuss a proposed Extra Rent Control Ordinance – Just Cause part of the ordinances. Please check out our San Anselmo Page for more info

Now is time to get informed and speak with the people who know a thing or two about how the Town government operates. We also encourage people who are interested in supporting quality candidates – those who have generously contributed to the cause of the MarinResidents.org

The event was super informative, fun and attended by about 50 Fairfax residents.

We are looking forward to hosting another event early in 2024 to find out where potential candidates stand on the most important issues.

MarinResidents.org in the Pacific Sun Newspaper and the Marin IJ

4/12/23. We had good coverage in the weekly Pacific Sun newspaper. The author also wrote another article re the history of the Fairfax rental ordinances.

4/10/2023. We also had some good coverage earlier in the week in the Marin IJ! Read the article here. After being misrepresented by an opinion columnist earlier, we are glad to see that our message of the need to get back to the existing, reasonable protections for homeowners, housing providers and renters (Cal AB 1482) is resonating with a broad audience.

Although the article was focused on our efforts in Fairfax, we are working with the residents of several towns in Marin, to help their town councils understand the negative, unintended consequences of extra rent control, and that Cal already has statewide rent control.

Because we are a residents-supported group, we are always in need of financial support to continue this outreach. We ask that if you understand how the extra rent control regulation will negatively affect homeowners, renters and housing providers in your town, that you support us in our efforts. Thank you for your support.


The Marin Residents PAC announces their education campaign to inform homeowners, housing providers and renters about some of the negative consequences of extra rent control. In April, the PAC started a TV, post card and yard sign campaign throughout Marin. Our PAC will be airing countywide ad spots on Comcast and other services to help inform residents and policy makers regarding extra rent control. Look for these ads!


We are a local group of your neighbors and we want to appeal to your generosity and better angels and ask you to contribute a few bucks to help us advance the fight.   Any amount is greatly appreciated and will be used for further outreach to homeowner, housing providers, renters, Town Council members and policy makers regarding the consequences of extra rent control.

We rely on support from the community to help keeping Marin residents informed. We appeal to your generosity to keep us going.


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Marin Residents in the Dick Spotswood Column in the IJ!

We are super excited to share that the Marin Residents PAC and our campaign to bring awareness to the issues of extra rent control, were mentioned in the IJ!

You can reach the article here.

Unfortunately, the columnist seems to be a bit uninformed. We wanted our supporters to know that while our PAC is quite young, our commitment to informing the greater Marin community about the unintended negative consequences of extra rent control runs deep.

We wanted to share with our supporters an open letter to the columnist. And we also wanted to extend a heart-felt ‘Thank you’ to all of the wonderful people who have reached out with their written and financial support for us and our efforts. For all of those who have been unreasonably tarnished in public, stay strong, we know how you feel.


Thank you for your support while we reach out and inform Marin County residents.

Reach out to us at: info@marinresidents.org