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<br />Orozco, Norma <br />From:Qui Vuong <> <br />Sent:Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:08 PM <br />To:eComment <br />Subject:PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEM 7 AT TODAY'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING <br />Hello everyone: <br /> <br />My name is Qui Vuong, 59, a typical senior resident living on fixed income at Bali Hi, currently being <br />devastated by unreasonable rent increases by the new property management company since 2017. <br />My current monthly income is $957. <br />I will not receive my social security checks until I am at least 62 years old. <br />Including utilities for my high risk, immune system compromised disabilities, my monthly housing cost comes <br />to $1,096 this past month. <br />That makes my ratio of "housing cost to income" a whopping 116%! <br /> <br />My beloved spouse Mary passed away in 2019 from stomach cancer, worried sick about how to make rents <br />meet. My household income is now cut in half. <br />If I move to another space at the same park, my monthly rent goes up by at least $300 per month, and even <br />more if I move to another park in Santa Ana. After the COVID-19 global pandemic, given my health condition <br />and high-risk classification, no one would dare take me in. So I am stuck with nowhere to go, living <br />precariously on the brink of eventual homelessness. <br /> <br />Thank you in advance for rescuing me with your critical "Rent Stabilization and Eviction Protection" ordinance <br />by voting YES tonight. <br /> <br />In politics, as well as in life, DOING THE RIGHT THING is always hard; but as duly elected officials who <br />have sworn to "protect and serve" your own community, if you don't do it, who will? Your bold action will <br />make such a big difference for your suffering constituents, who are being marginalized and wrongfully <br />demonized, by the self-serving propaganda of bad landlords/property managers, along with their "lying <br />hypocrites" lobbyists. I would like to think that we at Bali Hi still have a kind-hearted benevolent owner, who <br />shows caring and appreciation for his best paying customers over the years, and not try to convert this senior <br />park into a more profitable family park. <br /> <br />In summary, the EMERGENCY RESCUE measure in the form of a citywide ordinance will save countless <br />lives in the city of Santa Ana, including my own. Hopefully, Santa Ana's leadership in this area will resonate <br />and inspire other municipalities across the nation to do the same for their most vulnerable residents. We are <br />forever in your debt. <br /> <br />Sincerely yours, <br />Qui Vuong <br /> <br />Virus-free. <br /> <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />