Episode 4: The mystery of the missing condos
John Nerds Out on California Housing Legislation
by John
1M ago
I take a deep dive into Senate Bill 1470, that tries to get more new condos built by tinkering with details of how lawsuits against them work.  Quick hits introducing other legislation in the annual cavalcade: SB 1462 (condo deposits), SB 937 (impact fee delay), SB 1210 (utility fees), SB 1077 (ADUs in coastal zone), and AB 2560 (density bonus in coastal zone ..read more
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Episode 3: The story so far, part 2
John Nerds Out on California Housing Legislation
by John
3M ago
Why does the state protect renters with one hand and prevent cities from protecting them more with the other? Why did a labor leader argue against an (ostensible) labor protection standard? Join us as we bring you up to the present (the end of 2023) with the housing-on-commercial-strips law (AB 2011), the more-affordable-housing-in-scofflaw-cities law (SB 423), and jumping back a bit, the first statewide tenant protection law (AB 1482), and the many, many issues these raise. My guest once again is Scott Simmons, whose dating podcast Wish You All The Best you should still check out ..read more
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Episode 2: The Story So Far, with Scott Simmons
John Nerds Out on California Housing Legislation
by John
3M ago
Special guest Scott Simmons* joins me for the deep lore of housing legislation to date. Includes the rise of Scott Wiener, the ADU bills culminating in AB 68, the unsuccessful ambitious upzoning bills SB 827 and SB 50, the successful affordable housing bill SB 35, duplex bill SB 9, people over parking bill AB 2097, the power of Anthony Portantino, and many other Deep Thoughts along the way. * Hear more from Scott's soothing voice and brain at his dating podcast, Wish You All the Best!  ..read more
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Episode 1: What we need to accomplish, and why it's at the state level
John Nerds Out on California Housing Legislation
by John
3M ago
Introduction - who I am, why I care so nerdily about housing and why California legislation in particular, and what I'm hoping to do with this podcast. Brief primers on zoning, parking, discretionary approvals, and more of the many topics that will surely come up in 2024 legislation ..read more
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