There has been much talk in the news about people leaving the Bay Area, and/or California for reasons of affordability and quality of life (commute, noise, lack of land etc...).
A California Association of Realtors Google Poll reports the following:
How would California's rent control law work? Several landlord clients asked me recently, concerned about the potential new limitations in their decisions to adjust their rents.
This article by Jenna Chandler, of Curbed Los Angeles, clarifies the ins and outs of the new "rent Cap Bill" authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco).
Indeed, not all types of properties are targeted by this Bill, so that many people are not affected by it. Also, it may not apply in the same way to all Cities, inasmuch as those with stricter regulations may not see any change .