Daily Archives: March 22, 2023

Palo Alto Mayor Assails State Housing Mandates

By Gennady Sheyner

Palo Alto Mayor Lydia Kou took a swing on Wednesday at state housing mandates during her “State of the City” address and warned that recent laws could render the council helpless to prevent an onrush of large developments.
Kou sharply criticized recent state laws like Senate Bill 35 and Senate Bill 330, which limits a council’s ability to revise design standards.