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Opinion: Real progressives would embrace Scott Wiener’s SB 827 housing bill

For decades, efforts to restrict new housing in Berkeley and the broader Bay Area have driven up housing costs, pushed out low-income residents, and reinforced… Read More

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Editorial: Defeat of California housing bill reveals a crisis of political courage

What distinguished and doomed Senate Bill 827 is that it would have overruled local officials’ use of planning, zoning and other barriers to block new… Read More

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The Urban Housing Crisis Is a Test for Progressive Politics

Opponents of allowing more dense housing construction associate the solution with gentrification, but this gets the question backwards. Gentrification is the result of artificially constricted… Read More

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California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate

Just before a committee of California state senators voted on a landmark bill to ramp up housing production by overriding local… Read More

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SB 827 would maximize housing near transit in California

California’s thriving economy continues to be the workhorse of American prosperity. In recent years, our innovative companies and highly-skilled workforce have propelled the Golden State… Read More

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California housing showdown draws key interest groups

California YIMBY Co-Founder Brian Hanlon, who started lobbying for pro-housing bills last year, promises to continue pushing an ambitious housing agenda for California no matter… Read More

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A Green House Divided

“I don’t want us painted as not understanding what the problem is,” Sierra Club California Director Kathryn Phillips says. “We know there’s a housing problem. We… Read More

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SB 827 Senate Amendments: Affordability, Transit Lines, Height, Ellis Act Protections & More

California has a housing deficit approaching 4 million homes, and our housing shortage is a huge threat to our state’s diversity, economy, environment, and quality… Read More

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L.A.’s land use rules were born out of racism and segregation. They’re not worth fighting for

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to oppose SB 827. While some council members acknowledged that we need to do more on housing… Read More

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California Has a Controversial Plan to Solve Its Housing Crisis.

“The only way we will meet our climate and air quality goals is to build a lot more housing and to… Read More

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