Bay Area / California

Newsom’s 2004 Housing Vision Finally Popular

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Governor Newsom’s  Housing Agenda Has Roots in 2004 Prop J Defeat In March 2004, newly-elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom suffered a devastating political defeat. His Prop J, the Workforce Housing Initiative, lost virtually every San Francisco neighborhood on route
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Is California Ignoring its Tenant Crisis?

Posted January 22, 2019 by

Builders and Tenants are Allies After decades of  failing to build anywhere near enough housing, California is waking up.  A broad and diverse political coalition has emerged to get more homes built. This development should be cheered by all those
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Momentum Builds for SB 50

Posted December 11, 2018 by

California Bill Could Become National Model In the same week that Minneapolis passed historic legislation legalizing apartments in single-family zoned neighborhoods, California legislators introduced SB 50, a far reaching state challenge to exclusionary zoning laws. Sponsored by Bay Area State
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