We get to vote on St. Helena’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance
At last! Democracy prevails! Residents of Vineyard Valley as well as those registered in the City of St. Helena will be allowed to vote on their preference for or against the Rent Stabilization Ordinance recently passed by the city council. The ordinance applies only to Vineyard Valley.
After submitting 150 signatures from the park opposing the ordinance in a letter to the city council dated Sept. 18, 2018, we were told that the issue was not a referendum, meaning there would not be a vote by residents. The city proceeded to pass the ordinance in November 2018. (Many residents did not want to sign the letter as they didn’t want to add to the divisiveness occurring in the park over the issue.)