SB 50

May 15, 2019

An Open Letter to Scott Wiener: SB 50 Empowers Wall Street to Commoditize Housing By Right!

An open letter to Senator Wiener by Hydee Feldstein, of the Land Use Committee of the P.I.C.O. Neighborhood Council, identifies alarming, pocket-lining loopholes that could permanently impact California communities.

May 9, 2019

Richard Florida: 'Build More Housing' Is No Match for Inequality

Richard Florida responds to findings by UCLA professor Michael Storper suggesting that untargeted upzoning can exacerbate high housing costs, inequality, and displacement.

May 9, 2019

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand: Wiener's SB 50 is a Win for the Haves, Leaves Behind the Have-Nots

Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand discusses what’s at stake for local control when the State Capitol—lobbied heavily by both real estate and Silicon Valley tech interests—pushes a one-size-fits-all solution to California's housing affordability problems.

April 30, 2019

Zev Yaroslavsky: Why SB 50 is Not Right for LA

Zev Yaroslavsky, now the Director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, talks about the SB 50's problematic “one-size-fits-all” structure and its potential to cause irreparable harm to Los Angeles’s landscape, without addressing the lack of affordable housing.

March 15, 2019

Blanket Upzoning—A Blunt Instrument—Won't Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

Michael Storper rejoins TPR to discuss his latest research paper, which serves as a critique of the “housing as opportunity” view and its emerging policy discourse.

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