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2018 Another Active Year for Housing Legislation

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Adapted from a post originally published on The Bay Link, the joint blog of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Last year was a very

Governor Brown Signs Legislative Package to Help Address California's Housing Needs Friday, September 29, 2017

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Governor Brown today signed the 15-bill housing package passed by the California Legislature earlier this month. The bills include new permanent funding, a one-time jolt of new money and certain

Housing Bills Advance to the Governor's Desk

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On September 15, 2017, the California Legislature sent to the Governor's desk a suite of housing bills intended to begin addressing the states chronic housing shortage. The bills include new ongoing

Good News on Expanding Financing Options for In-Law Units

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In response to the passage of land use: zoning legislation (SB 1069 Wieckowski) on accessory dwelling units (ADU) or in-law units, the California Housing Finance Agency recently announced that it has

View Video of ABAG and CSAC Legislative Workshop

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More than 50 elected officials, legislators, and staff members attended the ABAG and CSAC Legislative Workshop on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Speakers included: Assemblymember Richard Gordon, Rules

LA Passes Tough Seismic Retrofit Legislation - Bay Area Opportunities

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The City of Los Angeles has unanimously approved the nation’s toughest seismic legislation, requiring that approximately 15,000 buildings, both concrete and wood framed, be retrofitted to handle

Delta & California Water Forum

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New Delta & California Water Legislation: How will the Bay Area be affected? Concerned about the future of the San Francisco Bay Delta, the linchpin of the state’s water system? Wondering what the new

Workshops Available for Local Governments to Adopt Water Conservation Ordinance

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Local workshops in San Jose and Oakland will assist local governments and urban water suppliers in adopting and implementing the required Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. The law requires