LA Daily News: New Laws Alone Won’t Solve California’s Housing Crisis

LA Daily News: New Laws Alone Won’t Solve California’s Housing Crisis
March 14, 2017 Peter

(Getty Images)Without changes in public attitudes toward homebuilding, it will be difficult for California to pull itself from its housing crisis. That’s the takeaway message from a new report from California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office titled, “Do Communities Adequately Plan for Housing?” The report, which assesses local barriers to development, makes clear that local community plans and zoning laws are often outdated, restrictive and difficult to change, both procedurally and politically.

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