Tonight we attended the Board of Finance meeting and the City Council meeting where rent control was discussed.
The stated purpose of the new rent control resolution proposed by councilors Fiermonte, P-Ward 3 and Ashe, P-Ward 3 is to help fix high rents. While the resolution was written with good intentions, the practice of rent control does not work. The problem is based on simple economics. The supply is less than the demand and you do not fix the supply by attacking it.
We finished our petition! Tonight we got the 17 signatures we needed for a total of 45. To be on the ballot we actually need 30, however its suggested to gather 45 so that you are covered if there are any errors.
We attended the Moran Plant Public Forum at the Burlington High School. We now have a lot more choices to choose from.
We have held off from finishing the petition the last few days because of the rain. Tonight, we attended the Armory Open House, which was to get citizens to see what the Armory looked like and encourage ideas from the public.
We began gathering signatures for my petition to be on the ballot. We went around Farrington Mobile Home Park, where Heavenly and I live.
Today, Heavenly and I met with Alan Sousie who ran the last two years here in ward 7. He has volunteered to help our campaign and we discussed various issues with him as well as some campaign strategy. We determined that we must get started as soon as possible, starting with getting the paperwork from the city clerk’s office for getting us on the ballot.