California is on the verge of ending the zoning of single-family homes


Novato, CA-September 24: A sign will be posted in front of a new home for sale at Hamilton Cottage on September 24, 2020 in Novato, CA. Sales of new single-family homes increased 4.8% in August, surpassing 1 million units annually for the first time in 14 years.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

A sign is posted in front of a new home for sale at Hamilton Cottage last September in Novato, California. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

California State Legislature finally passed a bill on Monday allowing more homes in the neighborhood to be zoned to single-family homes only.

This change to one of the state’s bedrock zoning rules was three years old and proceeded after attracting multiple attentions. Failure of previous years..

Under Senate Bill 9 by Senate Chairman Protem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), cities across California will have to allow In the neighborhood of most single-family homes, duplex, sometimes four units.. The bill is currently awaiting signature from Governor Gavin Newsom and will come into effect next year.

“About this episodeGimme Shelter: California Housing Crisis PodcastWe delve into the history of single-family zoning and why proponents who allow more development believe it helps alleviate the state’s housing problems. Our guest is Kevin de Leon, a member of the Los Angeles City Council. In a low-income Latin district where he represents the eastern side of the city.

“”Gimme ShelterA biweekly podcast to find out why living in California is so expensive and what the state can do about it, with Liam Dillon, who covers the problem of affordable housing in the Los Angeles Times. Cal Matters..

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This story was originally Los Angeles Times..