Information Regarding Petitions Related to Renter Protection Ordinances

Date: November, 19 2021 Category: City Council, Clerk of the Council, Notification

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the Santa Ana City Council adopted two new ordinances to help protect renters: a Rent Stabilization Ordinance No. NS-3009, which limits residential rent increases to no more than 3% per year, and a Just Cause Eviction Ordinance No. NS-3010, which limits the allowed reasons for which a renter can be evicted. These ordinances go into effect today, Nov. 19, 2021.

The Santa Ana Clerk of the Council has been informed that petitions to reject Ordinance No. NS-3009 and Ordinance No. 3010 are being circulated to collect signatures. The Clerk of the Council has also received complaints concerning the signature gatherers.

Pursuant to Elections Code 103 and 9602, “a voter who has signed an initiative, referendum, or recall petition pursuant to the Constitution or laws of this state shall have his or her signature withdrawn from the petition upon filing a written request that includes the voter’s name, residence address, and signature with the appropriate county elections official or city elections official prior to the day the petition is filed.”

The Clerk of the Council is the election official to whom a petition signer must submit the original request with “wet” signature in order to remove their name from each petition. This may be submitted via mail or in-person to:

Clerk of the Council
20 Civic Center Plaza M-30
Santa Ana, CA 92702

To Contact Clerk of the Council, please call (714) 647-6520 or by email cityclerk@santa-ana.org.

Learn more about the Rent Stabilization Ordinance and Just Cause Eviction Ordinance at https://www.santa-ana.org/renterprotections.