"Suppose they gave a war and no one came" is the title of a magazine article from 1966 which then became a movie title in 1970. I was reminded of that phrase yesterday while driving down Peninsula Ave. and crossing over California Ave. "What if they gave a rally and all of the other side showed up?" Well the rent controllers found out yesterday when they were outnumbered about 10:1 by the No on Q and R contingent. This first photo is the rent controllers tiny little gaggle on one corner.
And here is just one of the other three corners that were jammed with No on Q and R supporters.
It must have felt a bit like bumping into a hornet's nest. And that is exactly what the rent controllers have done. They have put out an egregiously horrid, expensive, unfair ordinance. The more people that actually read the thing the more PO'ed they get regardless of whether they are landlords, sensible renters or just your average single family homeowner in town. It would hurt everyone and my sense is it will hurt B'game renters the most if passed. The only good news is we will know exactly who to blame.