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♦ATTACKS ON CA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS
Click to watch the April 4 Livable California forum on current attacks against the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In fact, CEQA does not prevent housing to any significant extent – it is for environmental protection and citizen participation in government.
See: “CEQA protects California despite special interests’ “Big Lie“
♦ United Neighbors Power Point
Is California housing policy helping California residents?
June 30 Forum on SB 9 & SB 10 with Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Green or grey? Yards or concrete? Click for how upzoning might look.
Orange County cities sue state over ‘erroneous’ homebuilding goals
Lawsuit contends state housing officials grossly overestimated projected housing needs.
● The Future of Sacramento Neighborhoods: Who will decide? Recording of April 15 Community Forum
For more articles and information, click on Resources.
Built-To-Rent Suburbs are Poised to Spread Across the U.S. Wall Street Journal 6-7-21
Zoning changes could put a hurt on Black homeownership. CalMatters 6-4-21
Goldman Sachs Backs Single-Family Rental Fund for Small Investors Wall Street Journal 6-1-21
Oppose SB 9 and SB 10: Why Do Politicians Want to Take Away Homeownership from Communities of Color? Livable California 5-27-21
Op-Ed: Taking Sacramento to 100% Electrification – Is SMUD ready to do this?
Valley Community Newspapers 5-13-21
Eliminating natural gas in housing could cost $5.9B–Just in San Fran! Capital Review 5-2-21
Facebook’s housing echo chamber, 48 Hills 4-22-21
Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Seeks to Ease Housing Shortage With Looser Zoning Rules. Wall Street Journal 4-7-21
If you sell a house these days, the buyer might be a pension fund. Wall Street Journal 4-4-21
The American Dream is dying a slow death in California. The Marin Post 3-28-21
In a first for California, Sacramento poised to allow apartments in single-family home neighborhoods LA Times interviews Save Sacramento Neighborhoods advocates. 2-10-21
Vancouver’s Smartest Planner, Prof. Patrick Condon, Says Upzoning is a Costly Mistake Livable California 2-6-21
[CA] Population Estimates and Implications. Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy January 2021
Guest view: Truth in Housing
Register Guard 12-17-20.
CA Housing Need Greatly Overestimated. Embarcadero Institute 12-2020
How corporations are buying up houses — robbing families of the American Dream
New York Post, 7-18-20
Millennials want a single-family house, even if it means a long commute HousingWire.com 11-22-19
Minneapolis’s Residential Upzoning Risks Unintended Consequences. The Planning Report 6-17-19
Deregulatory Upzoning: “Cui Bono?” Livable Portland Blog 3-6-19
Forum on Housing Solutions. (Video)
The Future of Sacramento Neighborhoods Community Forum
Debate on proposed General Plan upzoning
Chris Jones interviewed on Capital Public radio. 3-9-21 Starts about 15 minutes in.