What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

By Zelda Bronstein : 48hills – excerpt Plenty of bills that will please developers and landlords; not so many for tenants and vulnerable communities. The first installment of my CASA story listed bills introduced in the state Legislature on December 3, most notably Scott Wiener’s do-over of his failed SB 827, SB 50, that incorporate … More What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

California lawmaker Scott Wiener says he ‘Took to Heart’ Housing Bill Criticism

By Jill Cowan : nytimes – excerpt I recently wrote about how California can feel like home to almost anyone. But even if it feels like home, it’s increasingly tough to afford living in the state. Scott Wiener, a state senator from San Francisco, says he’s trying to fix that. He’s the legislator behind a … More California lawmaker Scott Wiener says he ‘Took to Heart’ Housing Bill Criticism

Brown’s climate bill SB32 not ready for prime time

By Jim Nielsen : sfchronicle – excerpt The California Legislature’s most contentious bill of the year, SB32, which attempts to establish far-reaching reductions in greenhouse emissions, is in the final stages of the legislative process. It miraculously moved out of a committee meant to hold the line on state spending with very little scrutiny or … More Brown’s climate bill SB32 not ready for prime time