Speaking up to let your City Councilmembers and the Mayor know how you feel about legislation does have impact! And it's not hard to do. You typically only have one minute to speak, so practicing ahead of time will help you! Not sure what do say? Just read the script below.
"Hi. I am a rental housing provider. I oppose TOPA in its current form. No small property owners were consulted in crafting this policy. No rental housing providers were consulted to see how this would impact them. Only NINE people in total attended the focus group meetings to prepare this policy. Our community requests an Equity Study be conducted to measure the impact on small property owners. As Councilmembers, you cannot vote in good conscience for something that has not been properly vetted for its impact on important members in our community."
Email the Mayor and City Councilmembers with your testimony. If you don't have personal testimony, use our statement above. Email Mayor Arreguin (email@example.com), Councilmember Lori Droste (firstname.lastname@example.org), Councilmember Sophie Hahn (email@example.com), and Councilmember Rigel Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)