This morning, Governor Jerry Brown is signing a package of bills aimed at addressing the housing crisis in California. VICA has strongly supported action to improve the supply and affordability of housing.
For decades, developers have faced abuse of environmental laws and convoluted local planning processes that have prevented them from building the housing this state desperately needs.
This package of bills is the right step forward to begin addressing the crisis.
VICA thanks the Legislature and Governor Brown for their hard work on delivering a package of bills that addresses the systematic issues driving this crisis.
Bills such as SB 35, SB 167, and SB 540 help streamline housing development while others, including SB 2 and AB 74, will assist families in need of affordable housing.