Bay Area / California

THC’s Long Battle Against the Ellis Act

Posted February 18, 2020 by

Some Victories Won But Larger Reform Awaits The year was 1986. After a long legislative session Assemblymember Art Agnos’ aide assured me that they had “taken care of all the problems with the Ellis Act” and protected SRO hotels. The
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Stop Defending LA’s Anti-Housing Agenda

Posted February 11, 2020 by

Homeowner and “Equity” Groups Unite to Preserve Exclusionary Zoning Why did Los Angeles’ Senate delegation vote against SB50? Some cite “cultural” differences with the Bay Area, the power of “equity” groups and the bill not fitting well into Los Angeles’
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Blame Cities for Inaction on Climate Change

Posted January 21, 2020 by

Don’t Blame Big Oil for Cities Refusal to Combat Climate Change At last week’s Democratic Debate, both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders highlighted the corruption of the fossil fuel industry in preventing the United States from slowing global warming. No
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California: It’s Time for SB 50

Posted January 21, 2020 by

Australia is being scorched; a Florida community has been flooded since September; and in LA in 2019 we set a record for the number of consecutive days with unhealthy air quality, breaking the record set just set one year prior.
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Westwood Village Needs SB 50

Posted January 14, 2020 by

California is in the midst of a housing unaffordability crisis rooted in a severe shortage of homes. By the end of this month, the State Senate will vote on San Francisco Senator Scott Weiner’s Senate Bill 50, which would require
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