Mayor Brand to CA Legislature: Instead of Simplistic Supply Side SB827, Give Cities Resources

By Mayor Bill Brand : planningreport – excerpt “We want to pass a statewide citizen-led initiative that amends the state constitution to protect local zoning and land-use regulations.” – Mayor Bill Brand In reaction to legislation threatening to usurp local control of housing and land-use policy by the state, mayors and local officials are mobilizing … More Mayor Brand to CA Legislature: Instead of Simplistic Supply Side SB827, Give Cities Resources

Redondo Beach, Legado reach settlement over controversial mixed-use project

By Megan Barnes, : Daily Breeze – excerpt The developer behind a controversial mixed-use project planned for an aging strip mall in south Redondo Beach has reached a settlement with the city to build a smaller version under more strict conditions. Legado‚Äôs latest plan for the former Bristol Farms site on the corner of Palos … More Redondo Beach, Legado reach settlement over controversial mixed-use project

Southern California Association of Governments Stalling on CEQA Reform

By James Brasuell : planetizen : excerpt One of the largest, most influential regional governments in the state has asked for exemptions from changes to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that will measure Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) instead of Level of Service (LOS). “[The Southern California Association of Government] sent a last-minute letter attempting … More Southern California Association of Governments Stalling on CEQA Reform