Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed says the Legislature is on the wrong track to solve California's #HousingCrisis



...Most of the debate recently has been about “streamlining” the approval process, basically by eliminating or restricting local discretion. As a former mayor who has participated in a thousand hearings on housing, I know there are many other things that could be done instead of removing local control.

We have to deal with the facts at the center of the lack of production: Building new housing has a negative financial impact on city budgets. And housing opponents can easily kill projects....