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My thanks to @EskSF for his tireless reporting on @sfdbi’s corruption, @FBISanFrancisco for raiding the dept & helping force out its corrupt boss, & to @Scott_Wiener for passing #SB828.

Thanks to all this, SF is finally implementing digital permitting! /1…
Why did it take an @FBISanFrancisco raid to finally implement digital permitting in #SanFrancisco? /2
Maybe 'cuz if it “eliminated a system in which forests’ worth of papers are pushed from one desk to the next, it would’ve ruined the cottage industry of connected permit expediters who...always manage to get their folders placed on the top of the pile”/3…
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2022 California Housing Legislation - over 100 bills this year.
More details:…
Details in thread! 1/
#CALeg California Housing Legislation Highlights as of March 27, 20
More bills this year on limiting wildfire risk:
#SB1292 from @HenrySternCA: Allows cities to limit housing in fire zones & replacing the zoned capacity elsewhere. For every unit of removed from a fire zone, 2 units of capacity must be added elsewhere.…
Sharon @quirk_silva has several housing bills this year.… including one that's wildfire related:
#AB2705 Fire hardening & retrofitting standards. Also provides funding for hardening 300,000 homes in very high fire hazard zones.…
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SO WHAT DOES ZONING REFORM HAVE TO DO WITH THE HOUSING ELEMENT? Every ~8 years the city is required by law to update its Housing Element. @Scott_Wiener introduced a bill to help cities across CA address the myriad of problems we face because people don't have places to live.
As I mentioned, Berkeley has to zone for 9,000 homes so...we have to figure out where and how to do it. Here are Alameda County's draft numbers.
We've heard from some ppl that we should appeal for lower numbers. I disagree for many reasons. In fact, I believe if we did that, we would probably get a higher allocation. @CSElmendorf @EthanElkind @mc_lens @elpaavo @trounstine et al wrote about it here…
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