EDITORIAL: No on E

Posted May 25 by the opinion staff of the North County Times

It is more than a little counterintuitive for this newspaper to support rent control, but after reading all
the commentary and studying the initiative itself, we believe Oceanside's Proposition E should be defeated.

We do not believe the Oceanside City Council should have instituted rent control over mobile-home
parks in 1985 ---- it was, at best, an ungainly example of government micromanagement of the economy.
In our view, it represented seizure of private assets by the government.

However, in the more than a quarter-century since rent control was imposed on Oceanside's mobile-home
parks, many people have purchased mobile homes under the reasonable assumption that rent control
was city policy and would remain so.

To read the entire article, please go to
http://www.nctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-no-on-e/article_...

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