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The HomeWork: July 15, 2020

Welcome to the July 15, 2020 Main Edition of The HomeWork, the official newsletter of California YIMBY — legislative updates, news… Read More

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California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders

RENO, Nev. — A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy… Read More

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The myth of “forcing people out of their cars”

California state Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 827 — a sweeping approach to solve California’s housing crisis by having the state government preempt local zoning ordinances and allow… Read More

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A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars

California has made impressive strides in solar and wind power and its push for electric vehicles. But the combination of high… Read More

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SB 827 helps solve Bay Area housing, traffic challenges

Allowing more people to live near public transit is a win-win: It makes it possible for more of them to commute by rail or bus,… Read More

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Want Affordable Housing? Just Build More of It

After years of dithering and hoping the problem would go away, California is finally taking steps to address its housing crisis. Read More

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Bay Area’s housing crisis is forcing tenants out of the cities

It doesn’t make any sense to me why the mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arreguín, recently called the housing bill SB 827 proposed by the California State… Read More

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Better infrastructure and density are not mutually exclusive

San Francisco Examiner columnist Sally Stephens recently wrote that San Francisco needs to build the appropriate infrastructure for transit and fire safety before… Read More

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The New Corn Laws: Why Housing Costs Are So High

California is losing its native-born working and middle classes, with net positive domestic migration only among those earning over $90,000. Likewise, the only educational group… Read More

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California’s Housing Crisis Builds Appetite To Limit Local Control

As local governments in San Diego County work to encourage more housing production to alleviate the region’s housing crisis, lawmakers in Sacramento are debating changes… Read More

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California gears up for a battle over single-family zoning near transit

SACRAMENTO — Taking aim at climate change, highway gridlock and soaring housing costs, a California lawmaker has ignited a red-hot debate with a proposal that… Read More

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