Letter from Denny Zane, SMRR Co-Chair, April 2023
Because of SMRR organizing and support from Santa Monica voters, we won the nation’s best rent control law forty-four years ago on this date: April 10, 1979.
Because of SMRR organizing and support from Santa Monica voters, we saved our rent control and lowered the annual rent adjustment when Measure RC was approved last November.
Before the last election, the City Council majority was ready to put a measure on the ballot that would have devastated our rent control, possibly making it unconstitutional.
That is, they were ready until SMRR started organizing and more than 1000 Santa Monica renters sent emails to the City Council saying, “Take your hands off our rent control!” Then they backed down.
SMRR is here today forty-four years later, ready to carry the banner of Santa Monica renters into every election – and we know how to win. But we cannot do it without your help. We rely upon you, SMRR members, for financial support to keep our efforts going.
We are asking each of you who knows how important our rent control law is to join SMRR, or renew your membership, and consider making a donation of $50 or $100 or even more.
As our record shows, SMRR is a very good investment.