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Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

Original post made on Aug 24, 2021

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked out a critical victory in the state Assembly on Monday afternoon.

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Posted by Santa Rita Mom
a resident of The Crossings
on Aug 24, 2021 at 2:29 pm

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Another bill passing through the California government that allows elected officials to ignore the will of the people to determine what their cities and towns will look like. Better yet, it allows those government officials to ignore the fact that California has too many people already for the amount of water and other resources we have.

But let's pack them in tighter because disasters don't affect crowds of people as much as they do those living in less squalid conditions. California has already proven that it is fabulous at preventing fires and responding to diseases that affect those in crowded places.

Oh, wait...

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 26, 2021 at 4:28 pm

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good government (at the State -sovereign -level) decides to override local control that had been previously granted

No problem to Me. Local control of housing development has, in many of our opinions, gotten out-of-control and exclusionary. YES I am an R1 single family zoned home owner. More density, mixed density residential areas, Shoreline West or Old MV for example, are very livable. Just South of El Camino for several miles stretch a similar mix of multi-story (and single story) apartments and condo-owner-homes.

If California is too crowded for you (or is that just the cities - with their amenities) then just move to the country, or move to another state. TX does not have restrictive zoning on residential areas, you may Build on Your Property as you like! (don't think Houston would be 4 U)