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Berkeley Mayor on Wiener-Skinner Housing Bill: ‘A declaration of war against our neighborhoods’

24th January 2018

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New proposed legislation, introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener and co-authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner, that would require California cities to allow denser, taller housing developments near transit hubs and bus lines, has ignited controversy in Berkeley and nationally.

With some limitations, SB 827 would eliminate restrictions on the number of houses that can be built within a half-mile of BART and within a quarter-mile of major bus routes, including Muni and AC Transit. It would also block cities from mandating parking requirements.

For those curious as to why it’s impossible to find affordable housing in California.

2 Responses to “Berkeley Mayor on Wiener-Skinner Housing Bill: ‘A declaration of war against our neighborhoods’”

  1. bluebird of bitterness Says:

    I just can’t get past the visual image conjured up by “Wiener-Skinner Bill.”

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    I know. The phrase ‘short arm inspection’ popped immediately into my head.

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