|Jan. 24, 2017
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Public Workshops Planned; Comments on Report Due by March 4The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) recently released its Draft 2025 Housing Assessment: “California’s Housing Future: Challenges and Opportunities.” The agency is asking stakeholders, including cities, to provide comments on the report that outlines what HCD has identified as the challenges to addressing housing affordability as well possible options to help increase housing supply and reduce overall housing costs. The League has submitted comprehensive comments that examine the report and identify areas where HCD’s evaluation does not fully account for how market forces, other state policies and lack of affordable housing resources affect housing development. Cities should also review the report and provide feedback to HCD.
Action Item, Economic Development, Affordable Housing, Housing, Meetings and Events
State of the State. The first order of business was administering the oath of office to former U.S. Rep. Xavier Bacerra as California’s new attorney general. Shortly after, Governor Brown took the podium for his second to last State of the State, which once again served as a reiteration of how he views California’s leadership on a wide range of priorities. The Governor’s command of language, poetry and history became the backdrop of his address, which lasted approximately 20 minutes.
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