|March 14, 2017
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League-Sponsored Bill Scheduled for First Committee Hearing on March 21
Local elected leaders are acutely aware of the severity of California’s housing affordability crisis and their role in fashioning solutions. While numerous factors are contributing to the problem, there is an agreement that more needs to be done to create a path for and streamline new housing construction. Local governments do not build homes. Cities are responsible for planning and land use decisions that allow housing to be built. The League of California Cities® is sponsoring Sen. Richard Roth’s (D-Riverside) SB 540 to create a robust system for planning and streamlining housing approvals and construction that ensures public engagement on the upfront planning process.
It is the time of year when dozens of city officials make plans to descend upon Sacramento and the Capitol on Wednesday, April 19 for a full day of learning about priority issues, engaging with state lawmakers, and networking with colleagues from throughout the state. Online registration for this important event is free* and open until April 14.
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