by William Fulton on Sep 26, 2022
Housing, Newsom, Parking, Transit
AB 2097 was celebrated as a pro-housing victory. But debate over the bill highlighted the growing gap between those who believe the market can solve the housing problem and those who don't.
by William Fulton on Sep 17, 2022
CEQA, Fanita Ranch, Housing, Santee
The Santee City Council rescinded the project's approvals, took a referendum off the ballot, and reapproved the project under an urgency ordinance not subject to referendum.
by Josh Stephens on Sep 6, 2022
Housing, Legislation, Parking
Nobody expected 2022 to be a big year for housing production laws in Sacramento. But everybody was wrong.
by William Fulton on Sep 5, 2022
Residential building permits statewide are up 15% from last year and 35% from 2019.
by William Fulton on Aug 11, 2022
HCD, Housing, Housing Element, Newsom, San Francisco
Agency official says HCD has more open complaints about San Francisco than any other city in the state.
by Josh Stephens on Jul 12, 2022
Budget, Climate Change, Housing, Transportation
But small housing amount disappoints advocates.
by William Fulton on Jun 22, 2022
Coronado, Housing, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, RHNA, SANDAG, Solana Beach
In a case from San Diego, an appellate court reaffirms a 13-year old ruling that says the legislature has barred RHNA allocation lawsuits by COG members.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 16, 2022
Anaheim, Housing, Stadiums
Angels Stadium in Anaheim could have become Orange County's most impressive infill redevelopment. If not for corruption, contentiousness, and the Surplus Land Act.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 12, 2022
Housing , Land Use, Legislation, Transportation
Generally speaking, however, 2022 is a legislative year of incremental change not sweeping reform.
by William Fulton on Jun 7, 2022
California Planning, CEQA, General Plan, Housing, OPR
In preparing the new edition of Guide to California Planning, it became more clear to me than ever that there's tension between the urban California we live in and the suburban California the planning system is designed to create.