Bills are house hoppin’
It’s that time of year again–the end of school, the beginning of summer fun, and the deadline for bills to move through the state legislature (what, not a holiday on your calendar?). Six pretty critical housing bills have passed their house of origin (Assembly or Senate) and will now be moving to the other body for approval and (fingers crossed hopefully!) Gov Gav’s desk. Our faves include:
AB 1401 would eliminate parking mandates for houses and mixed use development near transit centers. Parking is EXPENSIVE ($50K a spot sound good to you?) and if folks live by transit they can take that transit, helping reduce pollution and make commutes more pleasant.
SB 9 will allow homeowners to split up their lots and build up to TWO homes on each of them–this could make a huge difference in places like SLO where it’s not rare to see a 1000 sq ft house on a 7000 sq ft lot!
And SB 477 would give policymakers much needed data on whether certain housing laws are effective at all. So write to Cunningham & Laird tellin’ them to vote yes so we can put more housing in reach for U40’s.