Opinion: Are any of California’s housing laws actually working?
By DAVID GARCIA and BILL FULTON
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
PUBLISHED: May 10, 2023
A slew of ambitious housing legislation has emerged recently in states as varied as Maine, Utah and Washington. Many of the proposals aim to loosen zoning restrictions with the goal of addressing housing shortages. Perhaps not surprisingly, California is mentioned in many of the resulting conversations and debates, and not in a positive light.