Sen. Scott Wiener was interviewed by Ezra Klein on his April 28, 2023, podcast The Ezra Klein Show. Sen. Wiener is responsible for many of the recent housing bills requiring ministerial approval if certain objective conditions are met. For example, Sen. Wiener authored AB 2011, which principally permits high-density housing for any parcel that allows commercial, retail, or parking as a principally permitted use. Listening to this podcast will provide insight into the thinking behind these efforts and why the State continues to erode local jurisdictions’ discretionary authority over housing.
"Does Density Lead to Affordability?"
"Did One of California's Biggest New Housing Reforms Go Too Far?"
"U.S. Housing Supply: Recent Trends and Policy Considerations"
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