Voice of San Diego: Key Coastal Lawmakers Wary of Bill to Suspend Height Limits
“The policy in question addresses a third rail of San Diego politics: the coastal housing limit.”
A few budget and policy committee hearings this week. WIth a deadline in the Assembly last week to turn in language to fill in spot bills, lots of placeholder bills are sporting new amendments this week. Floors meet, but little action once again.
Monday – Asm. Revenue and Taxation @ 2:30p
- AB 492 (Nazarian) – Senior and disabled property tax assistance.
Tuesday – Asm. Judiciary @ 8:30a
- AB 206 (Chiu) – Legal immunity for lead paint abatement.
Wednesday – Sen. Governance and Finance @ 9:30a
- SB 128 (Beall) – Voter approval repeal for EIFD bond issues.
- SB 5 (Beall) – $1B Redevelopment 2.0 alternative.
Monday – Asm Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services – @2:30p
- HCD overview of the No Place Like Home Program
- Department of Health Care Services will present the Governor’s proposal for $100 million General Fund for supportive housing for individuals with mental illness through the Whole Person Care Program
“This legislation will help bring some peace of mind and predictability to renters, allowing them to plan for their future and stay in their homes,” [Asm. David] Chiu said in a statement.
“The rental housing industry just opposes rent caps,” [Apt. Association lobbyist Deb} Carlton said. “That’s who we are. That’s how it is. It’s going to be tough [to pass legislation] given what just happened with Prop. 10. But they’re not giving up. And we’ll certainly engage.”
“There is an understanding on both sides of this issue that the crisis has not, is not and will not go away until we act in various ways,” [Asm. Richard] Bloom said.
“[I]t is increasingly clear that lawmakers can’t address the real-time pain and upheaval caused by the state’s housing crisis without strengthening tenant protections.”
Bill action is still relatively light this week. Expect an onslaught of bill hearings shortly. Budget committees are working through department budgets. Floors meet Monday and Thursday
Minor committee action this week as most of the work is focused on preparing bills for committee hearings in the next few weeks. With a deadline to amend spot bills looming in the next two weeks, it is likely that of the 2700+ bills introduced a week ago, a good number will soon wither for lack of substance. Floors meet Monday and Thursday, with little substantive action.