More Building, Lending Catapult San Francisco Office

By Lisa Brown : globest – excerpt Construction-to-permanent financing of $93 million was recently secured for One De Haro, a four-story 60-foot tall building with two-thirds office and one-third light industrial uses totaling 133,427 square feet. SAN FRANCISCO—Construction continues in the city, in an attempt to satisfy growing demand. One project in specific, One De … More More Building, Lending Catapult San Francisco Office

Fremont Councilman Bacon to run for Alameda County supervisor

By Joseph Geha : eastbaytimes – excerpt District 1 incumbent Scott Haggerty has been unopposed since 2000 FREMONT — Fremont City Councilman Vinnie Bacon is planning a 2020 run for Alameda County Supervisor in District 1, offering a challenge to longtime incumbent Scott Haggerty, who hasn’t faced an opponent for nearly two decades. “If you … More Fremont Councilman Bacon to run for Alameda County supervisor

2019-20 Budget – Considerations for the Governor’s Housing Plan

LAO : The Legislative Analyst’s Office The California Legislature’s Nonpartisan Fiscal and Policy Advisor Summary Housing in California has long been more expensive than most of the rest of the country. Addressing California’s housing crisis is one of the most difficult challenges facing the state. The 2019-20 Governor’s budget includes various proposals aimed at improving … More 2019-20 Budget – Considerations for the Governor’s Housing Plan

My turn: Don’t blame environmental law for California’s housing crisis

By Ashley Werner : calmatters – excerpt California is facing a housing crisis of unprecedented proportions. Lower-income residents across the state must choose whether to pay for rent or food. People who can’t cover housing costs are forced to leave their homes, their neighborhoods and even the state. But as legislators resume discussions regarding policy … More My turn: Don’t blame environmental law for California’s housing crisis

City Attorney Outlines Impacts on Santa Barbara of State Housing Legislation

By Giana Magnoli : noozhawk – excerpt With laws ‘basically designed to strip local control,’ city planners are working to create objective design standards for development projects. Santa Barbara city planners will spend the next year creating objective design standards for development projects in response to the package of state housing legislation that then-Gov. Jerry … More City Attorney Outlines Impacts on Santa Barbara of State Housing Legislation

State builders, construction unions working on deal to ease pay, CEQA requirements

By Scot Rodd : bizjournals – excerpt Developers and construction unions are reportedly working on a deal that could ease regulatory barriers to construction and improve wages and benefits for some construction workers. Statewide business and union groups appear to be working together in an effort to write new legislation to address issues related to … More State builders, construction unions working on deal to ease pay, CEQA requirements