Posts Tagged ‘California housing’


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Thirteen Plus Forty


Wednesday May 16th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:58pm PDT   •   0 Comments

June 6 will mark 40 years since California voters passed the People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation, more commonly known as Proposition 13. As its primary backers recall, “property taxes were out of control. People were losing their homes because they could not pay their property taxes, yet government did nothing to help them.”…
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California BANANA Republic Punishes Workers


Tuesday May 1st, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:36am PDT   •   0 Comments

California is not short on people, but many have a tough time finding an affordable place to live. The state’s housing crisis is particularly acute in cities such as San Francisco, so state senator Scott Weiner thought he would do something about it. He teamed with fellow senator Nancy Skinner to write SB 827,…
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GovCEQAstudy.Con


Tuesday December 12th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:54am PST   •   0 Comments

As California politicians complain about the lack of affordable housing, a new state study claims the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as a Los Angeles Times report put it, “doesn’t block development from actually happening.” A working family looking for affordable housing in California should have more than a reasonable doubt. The claim that…
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GovHousingHelp.Con


Tuesday December 5th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:35am PST   •   1 Comment

In housing, California has been in the throes of what Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, calls an “affordability crisis.” This year governor Jerry Brown signed a batch of bills designed to end the crisis and, as Assemblyman Richard Bloom put it, “make housing affordable again.” Those currently priced out of the market might recall past…
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Government Takeover Will Not Solve California’s Housing Crisis


Monday May 15th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:45am PDT   •   0 Comments

As anybody looking for a house or apartment can easily verify, California is in the throes of a housing crisis. In Oroville, for example, many low-income residents live in 1960s-vintage housing built for dam construction workers. Across the state, home ownership rates are the lowest since the 1940s and according to California’s Housing Future:…
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