SacBee: Last year was a big year for housing in California. Lawmakers aren’t done yet.

SacBee: Last year was a big year for housing in California. Lawmakers aren’t done yet.
January 3, 2018 Peter

A construction worker uses a hammer on a Lane Homes model being built at The Mill on Broadway on Monday, October 25, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif.California lawmakers are preparing new housing legislation this week, just months after Democrats in both houses pushed through the biggest legislative package on housing in decades. As the Legislature returns for session, state Sen. Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat, will unveil his 2018 proposals. Wiener, author of a new law passed last year that allows developers to fast-track construction projects, is planning to announce a trio of bills Thursday aimed at requiring cities to build taller, denser housing near transit, boosting the supply of farmworker housing and ensuring cities and counties are planning for their fair share of housing to meet demand associated with jobs and population. “We are desperately in need of housing – there are just too many delays,” Wiener said in an interview. “We need to do more to hold communities accountable for producing enough housing to meet the actual need.”

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