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 Signs Pro-Density, Pro-Housing Bills to Close Legislative Session
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Posted in Land Use/Planning, Planning and Zoning, Population/Housing
In the last evening of the last legislative session of his governorship, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills directed at increasing housing availability in the State. He signed each September 30, 2018 with no instructive message.
Senate Bill 828, proposed by San Francisco Democratic Senator Scott Wiener, requires local governments to report more data…