Gov. Brown's Affordable Housing Plan Dies
Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to revolutionize the way housing is approved by local governments in California has faltered.
Talks to pass the bill collapsed as lawmakers refused to negotiate, according to Curbed and the Associated Press. With August rapidly closing, the governor cannot pass the law this legislative year. However, Brown could re-propose the law for the 2017 legislative session.
The plan would have allowed the construction of large housing developments without the need to negotiate with the cities if the projects abide by zoning regulations and meet minimum affordable housing requirements. Had it passed, the bill would have greatly accelerated construction across the state. [Curbed]