by William Fulton on Sep 24, 2023
CEQA, Housing, Legislation, San Francisco
Some important bills passed this year. But unless the Legislature is willing to take on CEQA directly, there may not be a whole lot more to do on the land use front to encourage more housing production.
by William Fulton on Sep 17, 2023
ADUs, CEQA, Housing, Legislation, Parking
Lots more housing bills, nibbling around the edges on CEQA, and some more parking reforms.
by Josh Stephens on Jul 10, 2023
CEQA, Housing, Legislation
Amazingly, most bills targeting local governments' land use control over housing are still alive as the legislative session progresses.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 5, 2023
UC Berkeley Terner Center Director Ben Metcalf discusses the center's analysis the efficacy of recently adopted housing laws. It's a mixed review.
by Josh Stephens on Apr 9, 2023
Even as cities strain under the weight of new housing regulations, legislators are trying new ideas and resurrecting old ones.
by Josh Stephens on Sep 6, 2022
Housing, Legislation, Parking
Nobody expected 2022 to be a big year for housing production laws in Sacramento. But everybody was wrong.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 12, 2022
Housing , Land Use, Legislation, Transportation
Generally speaking, however, 2022 is a legislative year of incremental change not sweeping reform.
by Josh Stephens on Mar 13, 2022
With the intense battles over housing production years in recent years now past, the Legislature appears ready to take a more low-key approach to bills this year.
by Josh Stephens on Oct 17, 2021
Beyond the new housing laws, this year's batch of land use legislation is led by laws addressing wildfires, climate change mitigation, and transportation.
by Josh Stephens on Oct 1, 2021
Housing , Legislation
Following up on his high-profile signing of Senate Bills 9 and 10, along with several others, last week, Newsom signed 27 bills related to housing earlier this week.