Asm. David Chiu, joined by Speaker Anthony Rendon and other members, will hold a press conference at 11:30 today in Sacramento to announce the Assembly’s effort to move a package of housing bills. On the heals of the Legislature’s passage of a transportation package, Chiu calls housing “the other great infrastructure challenge that threatens our […]
Tuesday – Sen. Trans and Housing @ 1:30 PM SB 46 (Leyva D) – Extending the sunset on the mobilehome park inspection program SB 136 (Leyva D) – Creating TA program to foster MPROP-funded mobilehome park acquisitions SB 167 (Skinner D)- Improving enforcement of Housing Accountability Act SB 277 (Bradford D) – Senate version of Palmer fix […]
As the debate continues in Sacramento over proposals to streamline development approvals (AKA “By Right”), a state Senator issues a rare detailed retort to one organization’s organized criticism of the Senator’s by right legislation. “While we appreciate that the bill author is trying to find solutions that address the State’s underproduction of affordable housing, there is also […]
Very active week of policy committee hearings, with long agendas planned. Both houses will meet on the floor Monday and Thursday. Next week’s spring recess begins Thursday upon adjournment.
Monday – Senate Appropriations @ 10 AM SB 2 (Atkins ) – Building Homes and Jobs Act. SB 3 (Beall ) – Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. Monday – Asm. Natural Resources @ Upon Call AB 663 (Bloom) – Affordable housing the coastal zone Tuesday – Sen. Trans and Housing @ 1:30 PM SB […]
The Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) has released a new report “Do Communities Adequately Plan for Housing?”that examines some of the planning and land use barriers to new housing production. Well timed for the debate in Sacramento over planning and approval of new housing….
Committee hearings in full swing though not many housing bills up this week. The legislature takes Friday off in honor of Cesar Chavez. Both floors meet Monday and Thursday.
Bills amended in the last 7 days AB 291 (Chiu D) – Protecting tenants based on immigration status AB 678 (Bocanegra D) – Expanding Housing Accountability Act provisions to market rate housing AB 1569 (Caballero D) – Bill to limit support animals in rental housing SB 2 (Atkins D) – Permanent Source bill SB 3 (Beall D) […]
A number of housing bills are set for hearing next week, the last of hearings before the one week spring recess. Letters of support or opposition due for most these bills by mid-week. Sen Approps SB 2 (Atkins) – Perm Source SB 3 (Beall) – $3B housing bond Asm Natural Resources AB 663 (Bloom) – […]
In a new book, a journalist outlines how local governments cede their power over residents’ lives to private interests.