Here they go again! Santa Monicans for Renters‚Äô Rights every year has to think up more and more devious tricks on apartment owners to get re-elected. They have ruled over us for 35 years by kicking apartment owners and scaring renters into voting them back in, even after they have sold us out long ago to developers and tourism and their union cronies. This year they did a double whammy by increasing rents by only 1 percent and forcing owners to pay part of the Rent Control Board fees. Forcing apartment owners to pay the fees is like making someone being executed pay the electric bill for their electric chair or the bullets at their firing squad. It doesn‚Äôt matter how bad they ruin our town as long as the 70 percent of renters can get their rent cheaper.