Attorney blasts California Gov. Newsom for using homeless crisis to overturn will of voters

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a statewide rent-control law, taking a page out of the liberal crisis playbook and overturning the will of the people.

Attorney Jim Breslo said Wednesday that California Gov. Gavin Newsom overturned the will of California voters by using the homeless crisis as an excuse to impose statewide rent control in an attempt to address a housing shortage.

“He’s [Newsom is] trying to use a crisis to do things that he wasn’t otherwise able to do,” Breslo told “Fox & Friends.”

“They couldn’t get statewide rent control approved by the voters."

Breslo published a Fox News op-ed this week that noted California voters, in November 2018, defeated a statewide ballot initiative that would have enforced rent control statewide.

In the summer of 2019, Fox News embarked on an ambitious project to chronicle the toll progressive policies has had on the homeless crisis in four west coast cities: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. In each city, we saw a lack of safety, sanitation, and civility. Residents, the homeless and advocates say they've lost faith in their elected officials' ability to solve the issue. Most of the cities have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem only to watch it get worse. This is what we saw in San Francisco.

According to Breslo’s op-ed, the measure was rejected by a 20-point margin and every county in the state except for San Francisco voted it down.

Although Newsom previously opposed the initiative, the former lieutenant governor and mayor of San Francisco changed his position and plans to sign a statewide rent-control law.

Breslo wrote in the op-ed, “Progressives assert that the homeless crisis is due in large part to a housing shortage, and that the best way to address the shortage is with rent control. The new law also protects tenants from eviction without good reason and provides compensation to tenants if they are evicted due to renovation.”

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Breslo also said on “Fox & Friends” that what would solve the housing shortage is “free-market solutions.”

“The reason we have a housing shortage is because we have way too much control on building housing in California,” Breslo said, emphasizing that there needs to be “sympathy” for mental health and addiction issues among the homeless.

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