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State Legislature Passes Bill to Ensure Cities 'Adequately Rezone' for their Housing Needs


September 16, 2021

The California State Legislature has approved a bill which “will ensure cities and counties are adequately re-zoning to meet their housing needs.”

AB 1398 – approved by the legislature last week – requires local agencies that fail to adopt a legally compliant housing element to properly rezone within one year to meet its affordable housing needs.

“The housing element planning process is a key building block in the state’s policies to foster the production of affordable housing and address homelessness,” said Assembly member Richard Bloom, the bill’s author. “Unfortunate...

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