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SAN FRANCISCO—Some votes are still being counted, including the big prize of the Oval Office, but some decisions at the state and local level have been decided. One of the most-watched state ballot initiatives was Proposition 21, which was defeated.

“For the second time in as many election cycles, the people of California have spoken loud and clear and defeated short-sighted rent control ballot measures,” said the National Multifamily Housing Council. “Proposition 21’s rejection is a victory for hardworking Californians who deserve real housing solutions that increase supply and bring costs down, and a signal that voters recognize that rent control is not a sound solution for housing affordability. These challenges will only be solved by collaboration, not by politically charged statewide ballot initiatives. Lawmakers, community leaders and the housing industry need to work together to make housing affordability a genuine priority, especially at a time when home is our safe haven.”

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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