JUNE 28, 2019
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
SUPERVISOR BARGER HOSTS MONTHLY DEVELOPER MEETING
BIA-LAV and our members attended Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s first “LA Connect” meeting, which will occur monthly. These meetings will bring the County Public Works, Regional Planning, Fire, and Public Safety Department heads together to address the concerns of builders in the Santa Clarita Valley.
PASADENA INCLUSIONARY ZONING ADJUSTMENT
On Wednesday, BIA-LAV CEO, Tim Piasky, and BIA-LAV San Gabriel Valley Development Committee Chair, Richard McDonald, both testified at the City of Pasadena's Planning Commission meeting on the motion to adjust the City's Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance. The Commision is making four recommendations to the City Council:
1). Maintain current inclusionary percentages, 2). Increase in-lieu fees to bolster on-site housing, 3). Eliminate "trade-down" policy for deeper affordability in exchange for higher density, and 4). Establish the creation of an incentive menu for those who voluntarily increase inclusionary zoning up to 20 percent and forgo the State Density Bonus. BIA-LAV will continue to advocate against increases to the cost of producing housing.
LA COUNCILMAN JOE BUSCAINO’S OFFICE AGREES: “WE NEED MORE HOUSING”
As our Housing Emergency Response Kit (HERK) education campaign continues, BIA-LAV is happy to report a successful meeting with Councilman Joe Buscaino’s staff, who understands and is committed to solving the City’s affordability and homeless crises. Read more about HERK here .
A WEEK WITH BIA-LAV
SCAG RTP/SCS STAKEHOLDER MEETING
On Wednesday, the Southern California Association of Government's (SCAG) held a Connect SoCal stakeholder meeting, attended by BIA. The meeting was held to discuss the planning of the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).
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NEWSWORTHY
Why can’t California pass more housing legislation? ( Curbed SF )
“A lot of people felt that once we all admitted what the problem was, once our leaders stated publicly that we’re somewhere between 2.5 and 3.5 million homes short of what we need, then the solutions would be undeniable,” Laura Foote, executive director of San Francisco-based housing lobby YIMBY Action, tells Curbed.
Affordable Housing Crisis Spreads Throughout World ( Sacramento Bee )

L.A. is getting millions in state money for homelessness. Now L.A. politicians want more ( LA Times )
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