Category Archives: Housing

More Housing Required

Since 1969, the State of California has required each local government to plan for its share of the state’s housing needs for people of all income levels. Through the Regional Housing Needs Allocation RHNA) process, every local jurisdiction is assigned … Continue reading

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What is a Planning Commission?

The 5 member commission is a quasi-judicial advisory body that is appointed by the city council to review matters related to planning and development. As a quasi-judicial body they are granted powers that are similar to a court of law. … Continue reading

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Crafting a Blueprint for the Bay Area’s Future

The Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint is a 30-year regional vision that seeks to create a more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant Bay Area for all. How exactly will it do this? This accessible, informative video breaks down … Continue reading

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How much more housing do we need?

In 1969, the state mandated that all California cities, towns and counties must plan for the housing needs, regardless of income, in their community. Every eight years the state goes through a process to determine how much more housing units … Continue reading

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Both Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and Plan Bay Area 2050 Processes Begin

RHNA Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) is a state-mandated process that requires local governments to take certain actions to plan for housing production at all income levels. ABAG, acting on behalf of the region’s local governments, leads the RHNA allocation … Continue reading

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Plan Bay Area 2050 Launches

The future will be here before we know it, and Plan Bay Area 2050 is a roadmap to help the Bay Area prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead. Plan Bay Area 2050 is the nine-county Bay Area’s long-range plan that … Continue reading

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Here’s what you need to know about the controversial Bay Area housing plan

From The San Francisco Chronicle Rachel Swan March 8, 2019 Updated: March 8, 2019 3:18 p.m. Democratic Assemblyman David Chiu stepped into a political typhoon Thursday, when he introduced a state bill to create a Bay Area housing authority that would put tax measures on … Continue reading

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Executive Board Authorizes President Rabbitt’s Signature on CASA Compact

In a 21-to-9 vote, the ABAG Executive Board at its January meeting authorized ABAG President David Rabbitt to sign the CASA Compact. The Compact is a set of policy recommendations to both state and local officials designed to help solve … Continue reading

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Controversial Bay Area Housing Plan Heads to State Legislature

Originally posted at KQED An ambitious plan to tackle the Bay Area’s housing crisis is making its way to the state Capitol, where lawmakers could advance a wide-ranging set of compromises drafted by a coalition of often divergent local interests. … Continue reading

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