Category: US News

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 10, “Should be the top priority as it relates to tech”

25 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Elections, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.]   If, as we’ve established, the housing element has got to go so that Proposition 13 can be likewise repealed or routed around, the new tool […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 9, “Generational tide of anger”

23 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Elections, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   As you are reading this post, and presuming that you got here having read the preceding eight parts, you know that California’s housing policy, whose foundation is […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 8, “Then they say they’ve done something”

18 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning | No comments

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]   In the blissfully short last part of this post, we saw that the housing element can be either flouted or gamed, and either way, there are absolutely no adverse […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 7, “No intention of facing up”

16 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   Though this post on the completely bollixed California housing strategy has taken an absurdly long interval, both in words and even more in temporal elapse, at least we are getting somewhere.  […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 6, “A consensus that there is a crisis”

10 October, 2017 (09:00) | California, Demographics, Economics, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Local issues, NIMBY, Regulation, US News, Zoning |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   Unlike many one-day posts, where I can just take a story and insert explanation, commentary, or pure snark into the journalist’s run of show, multi-part and multi-source posts take structural rearrangement.  Journalists are […]