San Mateo deals a temporary blow to housing statewide

by Victoria Fierce : carlaef – excerpt Today we received our first–and so far, only–real loss in the courtroom. The good news is that we were correct in asserting that this case strikes at the heart of “local control” in California. The bad news is that the judge upheld the city’s decision to deny a … More San Mateo deals a temporary blow to housing statewide

California might not require solar panels on new homes, after all

By Sammy RothStaff Writer : latimes – excerpt California became the first state in the nation last year to require solar panels on newly built homes. But it’s starting to look like the mandate wasn’t quite a mandate. The California Energy Commission also gave home builders the option of supplying solar power from an off-site … More California might not require solar panels on new homes, after all

Headquarters

businesswire – excerpt Visa to build new global HQ in San Francisco’s Mission Rock neighborhood, while simultaneously undergoing major renovation of current Foster City location to support Bay Area work force SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced its plans to lease a new, 300,000 square foot, 13-story building in the vibrant Mission Rock … More Headquarters

Silicon Valley’s ‘car people’ push homeless crisis to the brink

By SDD Contributor : stockdailydish – excerpt MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper that she parks on the street. She concedes it’s “not a very nice living situation,” but it also is not unusual. Until authorities told … More Silicon Valley’s ‘car people’ push homeless crisis to the brink

Why are there 2 orgs? YIMBY Law & CaRLA

Trauss on the YIMBY law split In 2015, I co-founded the California Renters Legal Advocacy & Education Fund with Brian Hanlon in order to enforce California state housing laws, in particular, the Housing Accountability Act. Many of the ways that cities frequently deny housing are illegal, and most state housing laws go unenforced. I saw … More Why are there 2 orgs? YIMBY Law & CaRLA

Interesting maps in new Bloomberg article on housing in California

By Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon : bloomberg – excerpt (includes great set of maps) California, the land of golden dreams, has become America’s worst housing nightmare. Recent wildfires have only heightened the stakes for a state that can’t seem to build enough new homes… SB 50 calls for designating ◼Jobs-rich areas to ensure that … More Interesting maps in new Bloomberg article on housing in California