Housing bill opens door to new controversy

Local cities fear loss of local control


California stands in the midst of a housing crisis that shows no sign of letting up. There’s legislation working its way through state government that could spur housing development, but some critics aren’t happy with the proposed law, which they say will rob local municipalities of the right to control the construction of new units within their borders.

If Senate Bill 50 introduced by Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) passes, it would permit the construction of multi-story apartment buildin...

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