Final week, California lawmakers turned away legislation to allow for duplexes in neighborhoods now reserved just for single-family properties, the most recent failure following multiple unsuccessful efforts in recent years.
The choice, nonetheless, got here with numerous drama as legislators within the Meeting handed Senate Invoice 1120 after an extended debate. However that vote got here so late within the night Aug. 31 that there wasn’t sufficient time for the measure to return to the Senate for a ultimate vote earlier than the Legislature’s midnight deadline to adjourn for the yr.
On this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Disaster Podcast,” we break down why the invoice failed and in addition talk about a late-breaking deal that allows renters financially affected by the coronavirus to stave off eviction. Our visitor is Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), who was forced to come to the Capitol despite recently giving birth as a result of Meeting Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) denied her request to vote remotely. (Rendon later apologized.) Wicks gave an impassioned speech in favor of SB 1120 on the Meeting ground whereas holding her daughter.
“Gimme Shelter,” a biweekly podcast that appears at why it’s so costly to dwell in California and what the state can do about it, options Liam Dillon, who covers housing affordability points for the Los Angeles Instances, and Matt Levin, information and housing reporter for CalMatters.
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