Housing

February 24, 2020

Asm. Bloom on State Solutions for Streamlining Housing & Achieving Affordability

Asm. Richard Bloom and Tara Barauskas dive into the barriers to building affordable housing and whether recent legislation streamlining local planning, zoning, and permitting processes

February 24, 2020

Gov. Newsom’s 2020 State of the State Address Prioritizes Homelessness & Housing Initiatives

Gov. Gavin Newsom devotes his 2020 State of the State remarks on his plan for addressing the state’s failure on housing affordability and homelessness.

December 5, 2019

Newest LA City Councilmember John Lee Unpacks Northwest Valley BRT Concerns

Councilmember John Lee shares his perspective as a lifelong resident of the City Council District 12 on transit, housing, and public safety.

October 23, 2019

US Rep. Earl Blumenauer Argues for a Reset & Reevaluation of Federal Housing Programs

US Rep. Blumenauer offers his Congressional perspective on our nation’s housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.

September 16, 2019

Denny Zane on the Tech Industry's Misplaced Support for State-Mandated Upzoning

Denny Zane reminds policymakers that local, community-focused decision making truly trumps the 'top-down, one-size-fits-all' legislative approach to housing.

August 25, 2019

Sen. Skinner’s SB 330: One-Size Housing Approval Devalues Community Voices

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of SB 330's preemption of local planning and zoning processes and limited public engagement in development decisions.

August 20, 2019

Kosmont on the Fiscal Disincentives Undermining Local Approval of Housing Development

Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.

June 17, 2019

Wiener's SB 592: A WIMBY 'Snake in the Grass'

Hydee Feldstein reveals the sweeping impacts of Senator Scott Wiener's SB 592, another attempt to wrest planning and zoning control from cities.

June 13, 2019

Monique King-Viehland on LA County's New Development Authority

Monique King Viehland shares the role of the recently created Los Angeles County Development Authority in addressing affordable housing and homelessness.

May 30, 2019

LA City Council's Mike Bonin on Transit Equity & SB 50's Affordability Failure

Councilmember Mike Bonin discusses how blanket upzoning could impact efforts to develop an equitable, high-quality public transportation network in Los Angeles.

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