Category: Regulation

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 | No comments

  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 | No comments

  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 […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 5, “Few elected officials are eager”

4 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, and Part 4.]   As the preceding parts of this slow-moving post have demonstrated, the housing element is a maze that no one likes but from which no one can escape.    Oh but my boy, the point of […]

Half a century of housing policy failure: Part 4, “Never going to approve all the housing”

2 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, and Part 3.]   A normal reader of this or any other blog might presume that, after establishing that California’s housing element has done nothing to improve California’s housing affordability; has in fact coincided with California’s housing un-affordability and shortage becoming […]