Newsom Signs Bills to Limit Single-Family Zoning in CaliforniaEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved two measures that seek to make it easier to build more housing in the nation’s most populous state. The first, Senate Bill 9, allows for the construction of more than one housing unit on land that was formerly designated for a single unit, without the approval of local authorities. The second, Senate Bill 10, would ease environmental rules on multi-family housing and allow for the construction of denser development near public transit corridors. Newsom signed the most prominent legislation despite nearly 250 cities objecting that it will, by design, undermine local planning and control. The outcome marks the latest battle between what’s come to be thought of as NIMBY vs. YIMBY. While most agree there is an affordable housing shortage, proposed construction often runs into “not in my backyard” opposition. The state legislature has for years attempted to pass state preemption rules that …Read More

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