LA Daily News: Trim the thicket of hindrances to housing construction

LA Daily News: Trim the thicket of hindrances to housing construction
August 5, 2017 Peter

Homes are under construction in Azusa in this December 2012 file photo.  (Southern Calfornia News Group)Legislative leaders have promised to tackle housing affordability when they return to session later this month. They need to make a concerted, successful effort to relieve some of the regulations that enable not-in-my-backyard-ism and stymie housing construction — and not just pile on more taxes. Even some Democrats have lost their stomach for new taxes or tax increases after passage of the gas-tax package and the cap-and-trade deal. California leaders may need to divert some revenue to affordable-housing efforts but, more important, they need to stop what’s stopping the construction of housing, affordable and otherwise.

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