Opinion: Easing building rules near transit key for needed housing

Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group

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California’s chronic and well-documented housing crisis has been generations in the making and will not be fixed overnight. But the days of legislative inaction or half measures may be nearing their deserved end.

SB 827 is perhaps the first real effort to find a way to produce a meaningful addition of new housing, and in a way that will help meet California’s long-standing climate and air quality goals.

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