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Gavin Newsom signs bills aimed at creating more affordable housing in California

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  1. skybrian
    From the article: [...]

    From the article:

    Here’s what Newsom signed:

    • Senate Bill 8: The bill extends an existing law’s 2025 deadline by another five years, therefore maintaining limitations on local governments’ ability to “downzone” neighborhoods without planning to increase density in other areas until 2030. SB 8 also regulates policies that would make it harder to build more affordable homes.

    • Senate Bill 9: President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, wrote perhaps the most consequential housing proposal this year. The bill lets owners build a duplex on a single-family lot, or divide the property into two for a total four units.


    • Senate Bill 10: Another one of the Senate’s more powerful measures, SB 10 will pave way for smaller apartment buildings in transit- and jobs-rich areas. SB 10 lets a city or county pass an ordinance that allows streamlined construction of up to 10 units on a single parcel, which the bill’s proponents said hands an overdue and necessary tool to local governments who’ve struggled to upzone their single-family neighborhoods.
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