Editorial: Hey, Gov. Newsom: Take a stand on SB 50 to ease California housing crisis

January 16, 2020

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“The pain caused by California’s housing crisis is plain. It’s why the state has the nation’s highest poverty rate when housing costs are factored in. It’s why a 2019 poll by the Edelman Intelligence research firm showed 53% of state residents are considering moving out of state because of the high cost of living.

Against this backdrop, Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, deserves praise for his years of trying to pass laws making it easier to add new housing. Now he has revived Senate Bill 50, which would have limited the ability of cities and counties to block new housing in areas near transit and job centers.”

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