SB 50

October 5, 2020

Related’s Bill Witte: Regional–Rather than State–Housing Markets Ought to Be Policymakers’ Focus

Pointing to the regional metropolitan nature of housing markets, Bill Witte weighs the strategic merits of statewide efforts to compel housing density and reminds readers of CEQA's role in slowing production and inflating housing costs.

March 17, 2020

Economic Argument for Historic Preservation: Older Housing is Affordable Housing

Donovan Rypkema and Adrian Scott Fine highlight myth-busting findings on the impacts of HPOZs on affordability, density, diversity, and economic resilience of neighborhoods across Los Angeles.

February 11, 2020

Embarcadero Institute: Transit-Rich Urban Centers Exceed Housing Numbers, Fail on Affordability

Embarcadero Institute’s plain-language analysis of state housing data, which fails to support the foundational premise of SB50 that increasing housing supply will result in housing affordability.

February 11, 2020

Sen. Holly Mitchell Outlines State Budget Priorities & Race for LA County Supervisor 

Sen. Holly Mitchell candidly shares her thoughts on SB50 and her ambition to succeed LA County District 2 Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

October 23, 2019

Related’s Bill Witte Unpacks California's 'Housing Affordability Crisis' 

Bill Witte, CEO and Chairman of Related California, on how state and local governments ought to respond to the state’s challenges housing affordability, growth in homelessness, and 'missing middle' housing supply.

September 16, 2019

No NIMBY, Former Councilmember Jan Perry Prioritizes Affordable Housing Solutions

Now a candidate for LA County Board of Supervisors District 2 Jan Perry promises to prioritize economic development, local infrastructure investment, and emergency housing solutions.

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.

September 16, 2019

Preservasionists' Strong Reservations on SB 50: LA Conservancy's Linda Dishman & Adrian Scott Fine

Linda Dishman and Adrian Scott Fine underscore the importance of historic housing on affordability and neighborhood placemaking.

August 8, 2019

CityLab's Laura Bliss: Bridging the NIMBY/YIMBY Divide

CityLab West Coast Bureau Chief Laura Bliss looks beyond the charged rhetoric of California's housing crisis to uncover what motivates both opponents and proponents of efforts to increase housing density throughout the state.

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.

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