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January 16, 2020

California Senator Launches Bold Plan to End HIV, STIs - (The Advocate - Jan 16)

If passed, California will be the first state in the nation to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the rates of HIV, hep C, and STIs...

 

January 16, 2020

California Introduces Bill to End AIDS Epidemic - (NewNowNext - Jan 16)

California, long a model for progressive LGBTQ policy, could be the next state in the U.S. to pass legislation aimed at eradicating HIV.

January 16, 2020

The Bill That Could Make California Livable Again - (The Atlantic - Jan 13)

S.B. 50 would make the state denser, cheaper, greener, and more affordable.

January 8, 2020

Transgender Prisoners Say They 'Never Feel Safe.' Could a Proposed Law Help? (KQED - Jan 8)

"Transgender inmates are some of the most marginalized members of society," said state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, SB 132’s sponsor. "They need more support. The housing aspect is one piece of the puzzle. And it's a really significant one."

January 8, 2020

Opinion: SB 50 is back. If you care about California’s housing crisis, give it a chance this time (LA Times - Jan 7)

Senate Bill 50 is back, and California lawmakers have a little over three weeks to demonstrate that they are serious about solving the state’s debilitating housing shortage...

January 8, 2020

Pricey California Targeted in New Effort for Housing Density (Bloomberg - Jan 6)

A fight over how to fix California’s worst-in-the-nation housing shortage is about to heat up again in Sacramento...

January 8, 2020

California lawmaker again taking aim at single-family zoning (LA Times - Jan 6)

California lawmakers will once again debate a contentious measure that could radically increase housing growth in the state after a legislator revamped his proposal to allow construction of mid-rise apartment complexes near transit and fourplexes in single-family neighborhoods...

January 8, 2020

Scott Wiener tries to save SB50 housing bill with local control changes (SF Chronicle - Jan 6)

Seeking to revive a fiercely fought bill that would boost construction of apartment buildings and condominiums, state Sen. Scott Wiener introduced changes Monday designed to disarm cities’ objections that the measure would remove their control over neighborhood character...

January 8, 2020

California housing bill gets major makeover — and it gives local governments more control (The Sacramento Bee - Jan 6)

Last year, California local governments effectively blocked the broadest proposal out of the Legislature that attempted to boost home construction across the state.

This year, lawmakers behind that bill are trying to win over cities and counties by promising them a lot more control over their zoning laws...

 

January 8, 2020

Last year’s hottest housing fight just got resurrected — here’s what to know (CalMatters - Jan 6)

Sen. Scott Wiener's housing density bill is back in the pipeline, with amendments to appeal to the suburban homeowners, local governments, and anti-gentrification groups that twice sank it.  Will the third time be the charm?