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...