Local fees that boost California housing costs targeted by Assembly Democrats
SACRAMENTO — Home builders have lobbied for years to cut the fees that local governments can charge them to offset the effects their projects have on roads, police and other public services, arguing that the additional costs make construction prohibitively expensive in California.
A legislative package unveiled Monday by five Assembly Democrats proposes to cap those fees and waive them altogether for some projects, in hopes of providing a jolt to the state’s stagnating construction rates and easing the housing shortage.
Building a house in California is expensive. These new proposals would slash city fees
California Democrats unveiled on Monday a package of eight proposals that attempt to spur construction of new homes by slashing some of the fees that local governments charge for building permits.
California lawmakers: eye limits on housing project fees
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their latest bid to combat California’s affordable housing crisis, state lawmakers on Monday announced a package of bills to limit development fees that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home.
Legislators Announce Legislative Package to Spur Housing Production
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymembers Tim Grayson (D-Concord), David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), and Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley) announced a package of bills today to spur housing production and ensure that local fees on development align with California’s statewide housing goals.
California Renter Protection Bill Signed By Governor
Law will protect renters from large rent increases and unfair evictions in historic expansion of tenant protections
Why Is It So Expensive To Build A Home In California? Developer Fees Could Be One Reason
The residential “impact fees” that local governments charge developers are one reason it’s so expensive to build a home in California. They’re not only costly, they’re also unpredictable, lack transparency and can threaten a project’s viability, according to a new state-commissioned study by UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation.