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News - January 18, 2019

Regional housing plan splits elected leaders

Casa Compact aims to promote new housing while overriding local authority

by Gennady Sheyner

A sweeping package of proposals to preserve and expand the Bay Area's housing stock by passing new renter protections, loosening zoning restrictions and expediting the approval process for residential developments is making its way to the state Legislature despite a flurry of opposition from local leaders, many of whom decry the proposed policies as unfair, anti-democratic and potentially counterproductive.

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