California is starved for new housing. While cities across the state commission elaborate plans for new home construction, many of them aren’t actually obligated to enact anything. A new bill may help change that.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Sen. Scott Wiener has proposed a bill that would eliminate some of the hurdles that developers face when building new homes, including the current policy of holding multiple planning reviews for individual projects.
Over the last eight years, California has built only about half of the 1.5 million new homes that were recommended by the law.
The Times piece also analyzed how lawmakers have failed to improve the state’s housing situation over the last 50 years.