by William Fulton on Apr 4, 2023
Housing, Huntington Beach, RHNA, SCAG
City makes novel arguments like violation of First Amendment and Commerce Clause, but also argues that its charter city rights are violated and the relationship between the RHNA and CEQA puts it in an untenable position.
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 Jan 23, 2023
Housing, Los Angeles, RHNA
Newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has a housing crisis on her hands. She's already alienating many of the allies she might need to solve it.
by William Fulton on Oct 23, 2022
Housing, Housing Accountability Act, Housing Element, RHNA, Santa Monica
It's been on the books for 30 years but hardly used. As the Santa Monica situation suggests, however, it could completely upend local planning for housing in California.
by William Fulton on Sep 25, 2022
Coronado, Housing Accountability Act, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, RHNA, SANDAG, Santa Clara County, SB 330, Solana Beach, Stanford
Legal Briefs, Sept 2022
by William Fulton on Jun 22, 2022
Coronado, Housing, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, RHNA, SANDAG, Solana Beach
In a case from San Diego, an appellate court reaffirms a 13-year old ruling that says the legislature has barred RHNA allocation lawsuits by COG members.
by William Fulton on Mar 20, 2022
HCD, Housing, Population, RHNA
Auditor calls for clarification of methodology on vacancy rates and household formation -- the two factors that have been most controversial in pushing up the housing targets.
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 Josh Stephens on Nov 22, 2021
Housing , RHNA, San Francisco
The recent rejection of 469 Stevenson reveals rifts -- both philosophical and political -- in a city that no longer seems to trust the private market.
by Josh Stephens on Sep 2, 2021
Housing, Legislation, RHNA, SB 10, SB 9
In a weird way, they actually increase local control. Planners have their work cut out for them.