by William Fulton on Apr 10, 2023
Clovis, Fair Housing, Housing, Housing Elements, Zoning
Appellate court says overlay zone doesn't meet state's minimum density requirements because underlying zoning allows less -- and as a result discrimination laws were violated as well.
by Josh Stephens on Mar 6, 2023
Builder's Remedy, Housing Elements, Huntington Beach, Santa Monica
Orange County city's attorney is drawing an ordinance to "exempt" it from the builder's remedy. Meanwhile, Santa Monica -- which originally vowed to fight -- is processing builder's remedy projects.
by Josh Stephens on Feb 14, 2023
Builders Remedy, Housing, Housing Elements, RHNA
Five of the 12 Bay Area jurisdictions sued over non-compliant housing elements are in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Meanwhile, Builder's Remedy applications begin to pop up.
by Josh Stephens on Feb 6, 2023
Bay Area, Builders Remedy, Housing, Housing Elements
Coming just days after the region's RHNA deadline the lawsuits suggest pitched battle ahead over the Bay Area's housing targets -- and maybe even a Builder's Remedy battle or two.
by Josh Stephens on Feb 14, 2022
Beverly Hills, Camarillo, Housing Elements, Los Angeles, RHNA
HCD says 70% of draft elements don't meet the state's enhanced requirements.
by William Fulton on Aug 30, 2021
Encinitas, Housing, Housing Elements, Initiatives
Latest decision in long-running Encinitas housing element battle is sure to be appealed.
by William Fulton on Jul 11, 2019
Housing, Housing elements, Huntington Beach
Recent legislation focuses on beefing up the housing element process, but how can California make sure that better housing elements actually lead to more housing? >>read more
by William Fulton on Mar 17, 2019
Housing, Housing Elements, Newsom, Regional Housing Needs Assessments
$250 Million in Planning Grants Would Be Tied To Higher Short-Term Production Goals. >>>read more
by William Fulton on Mar 3, 2019
Bay Area, Encinitas, Housing, Housing Elements, MTC, RHNA
Bay Area's CASA Compact appears to be driving agenda in Sacramento. >>read more
by William Fulton on Apr 20, 2018
Affordable Housing, Housing, Housing Elements, SB 827, Wiener
Wiener's bill failed -- but the contrast to his successful bill last year may point the way toward success in the future. >>read more