Gabriel San Roman
Santa Ana Activists Rally Against Efforts to Overturn Rent Control
Rent control advocates at Mariposa Park in Santa Ana fastened ropes around buckets in turning them into makeshift drums slung over their shoulders ahead of a planned march on the Apartment Assn. of Orange County. On Monday evening, they readied protest signs and made stump speeches through a bullhorn to all within earshot.
In the two weeks since Santa Ana City Council passed the measure set to curb rent hikes to 3% annually on older apartment complexes and mobile home parks, activists found themselves in a unfamiliar position: defense.
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