Opinion: NIMBY Opposition in Southern California Grinds Up Major Housing Bill

February 03, 2020

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“Senate Bill 50 was aimed at overcoming local single-family zoning laws to authorize higher-density, multiple-family developments that meet certain criteria in hopes of enticing developers to build more housing, particularly for the low- and moderate-income families that feel the biggest pinch.

However, it would potentially cut deeply into local governments’ traditional land use powers and thus potentially change many communities’ preference for bucolic single-family neighborhoods.”

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