California State Senator Scott Wiener (D–San Francisco) has introduced Senate Bill 50, the More Housing Opportunity, Mobility, Equity, and Stability (“HOMES”) Act, which establishes the “equitable communities incentive.” This incentive would allow developers to bypass certain local zoning restrictions when building multi-family units that are near transit or employment opportunities in exchange for allocating a
Governor Brown Releases CEQA Reforms in an Effort to Simplify the Approval Process for Infill Projects
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Sacramento, January 25, 2012. Today Governor Brown released a package of CEQA reforms designed to simplify and expedite the approval process for key job-creating projects in California. The package of CEQA reforms provide the regulatory changes necessary to implement SB 226 (Simitian), which the Governor signed October.
Upon finalization, these reforms will simplify the…