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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/25/2019 11:21 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/25/2019 11:21 PM
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California Taking Legal Action Against Huntington Beach Over Affordable Housing

Sacramento, CA...Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that the state is taking first-of-its-kind legal action against a city for standing in the way of affordable housing production and refusing to meet regional housing needs — local actions that harm California families’ ability to find affordable places to live and drive up housing costs for everyone. The Governor approved legal action against the City of Huntington Beach for willfully refusing to comply with state housing law, even after extensive attempts to offer partnership and support from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The Attorney General will file suit against the city today.




Californians spend more of their income on housing costs than residents of almost any other place in America, and demographic data shows these huge costs are driving families further away from their jobs, and often out of the state. Meanwhile, a number of recent studies have warned that the state’s tight housing market will constrain future economic growth and deepen economic inequality.

“The state doesn’t take this action lightly, “said Governor Newsom. “The huge housing costs and sky-high rents are eroding quality of life for families across this state. California’s housing crisis is an existential threat to our state’s future and demands an urgent and comprehensive response.”

In his first budget, Governor Newsom proposed extraordinary support and assistance for cities to create the conditions for new housing production and help meet local housing needs. His budget allocates $500 million for incentives for cities that allow for new housing production and $250 million to provide technical assistance for cities to responsibly ramp up zoning and permitting processes. The Governor’s budget also includes another $1 billion in other funding for housing construction.

“Cities and counties are important partners in addressing this housing crisis, and many cities are making herculean efforts to meet this crisis head on,” said Governor Newsom. “But some cities are refusing to do their part to address this crisis and willfully stand in violation of California law. Those cities will be held to account.”

California cities and counties are required by law to draft and adopt a housing plan that meets the needs of the broader region and its economy. Under law, the city’s housing plan must accommodate a fair share of the regional housing needs and provide zoning that encourages development of housing that is affordable to the city’s residents across all income levels, including affordable housing and middle-income housing.

In 2015, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the agency charged with tracking cities’ progress in meeting these housing goals, found Huntington Beach’s housing plan was out of compliance with state law. After adopting a plan that met state standards in 2013, the city amended their housing plan and significantly reduced the number of new housing units able to be built — moving the city out of compliance with state housing law. Despite the Department of Housing and Community Development’s repeated efforts to work with Huntington Beach to bring its housing plan into compliance, the city council ultimately rejected a proposed amendment to build additional units.

The state’s complaint against Huntington Beach seeks to ensure housing equity, requiring the city to amend its housing plan to bring it into compliance with state law by planning for the development of additional housing units that are accessible to residents of all income levels.

AB 72, which took effect January 1, 2018, allows the state to revoke a city or county’s existing housing plan compliance and to refer potential cases to the state Attorney General’s Office for litigation. The suit against Huntington Beach will be the first such case.

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Posted on: 2019-01-26 00:19:56   By: Anonymous
 


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Posted on: 2019-01-26 00:20:07   By: Anonymous
 


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Posted on: 2019-01-26 00:20:26   By: Anonymous
 


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fnaf
Posted on: 2019-01-26 00:20:44   By: Anonymous
 


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Posted on: 2019-01-26 01:36:07   By: Anonymous
 
Gay ties.

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    WILLIE BROWN'S HOE
    Posted on: 2019-01-26 05:24:21   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAH CAMELA HARRIS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT HAHAHAHAHAH !!!


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      Re: NANCY'S BITCH
      Posted on: 2019-01-26 05:52:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Even funnier.....Trump's Wall.

      Complete idiot doesn't do him justice.

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      Re: WILLIE BROWN'S HOE
      Posted on: 2019-01-26 06:14:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Your spelling is as good as the Orange Turds
      You Trumptards need to go back to school, like your Dictator just got schooled by Nancy

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        Re: WILLIE BROWN'S HOE
        Posted on: 2019-01-26 07:36:30   By: Anonymous
         
        The K was replaced for the C on purpose you Dumbass . just wait for 3 weeks then it will be on the Dumbacrats

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      Re: WILLIE BROWN'S HOE
      Posted on: 2019-01-26 08:02:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Is that the best you can do loser?

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        Re: WILLIE BROWN'S HOE
        Posted on: 2019-01-26 08:52:08   By: Anonymous
         
        That's what your wife says , right ?

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          Re: WILLIE BROWN'S HOE
          Posted on: 2019-01-26 11:51:46   By: Anonymous
           
          I love it when your wife wears her crotchless panties on backwards :-)

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            Re: WILLIE BROWN'S HOE
            Posted on: 2019-01-26 20:39:39   By: Anonymous
             
            So do I.

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    Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2019-01-26 08:24:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump is doing it all by the book and by The Constitution. Congress still owns this 100%!!
    Tick n Tock goes the Clock to see if we get Executive Order National Emergency #32 or not. We have 31 National Emergency Executive Orders active at this time dating back to the Carter Era.
    Step on the crack and break the Democrat's back.

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2019-01-26 08:45:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Previous emergency orders were for actual emergencies such as Katrina. The situation at the border can not possibly be seen as an emergency since illegal crossings have been decreasing for years and the proposed wall will have minimal effect on people and drugs crossing the border. Also Trump has been president for two years. Is he going to argue he only just now saw the emergency? He will be laughed out of court and I don't think his ego can stand that. It's bad enough that Conservatives like Ann Coulter have joined Democrats in laughing him out of office.

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        Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
        Posted on: 2019-01-26 14:07:02   By: Anonymous
         
        They are decreasing because we have been building walls.

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Posted on: 2019-01-26 07:57:08   By: Anonymous
 
They have tons of affordable housing along what was a nice bike path.

Way too go, now we have to build slum housing for the unwashed, unwanted, useless people.

People using section 8 should all be norplanted.

Build the wall. Make robots.

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    Posted on: 2019-01-26 08:07:22   By: Anonymous
     
    Profanity

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-01-26 20:40:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Don't hold your breath, Tom.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-01-26 08:09:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes , these people, some Veterans. Children, Disabled. Unemployed . Much prefer to live on the street, like a dog. It’s much better. So Republicans can give a massive tax break to the super wealthy. Making America great . The people in need of mental health. It would be much better to take away the health care.

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Posted on: 2019-01-26 08:51:54   By: Anonymous
 
Political posturing aside, this will be an interesting case. Is the government really going to use its power in this new social engineering way? Apparently it is going to try.

I'd argue that the government often uses its power to aid the wealthy. Using eminent domain to clear housing (usually low cost housing) away to let some rich group build a shopping mall, for example. Now they are acting to help the unwealthy at the expense of the wealthy.

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    Re: WHAT?
    Posted on: 2019-01-26 20:45:55   By: Anonymous
     
    California is using bogus lawsuits to raise revenue.
    Corporations, cities or individual citizens can't compete with an all powerful government in the court of law so they capitulate and settle for some kind of fine.

    This tactic is nothing new.
    Obama's DOJ did the same thing. Obama's Atty General Eric Holder has been the mentor/advisor of Beccerra.

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Posted on: 2019-01-26 09:05:38   By: Anonymous
 
Since John hasn't posted a story on Trump's capitulation to Nancy Pelosi on the shutdown and wall, I'll share my thought here:

Somebody should draw an editorial cartoon with just Trump and Nancy. The Trump figure would have really tiny hands and Pelosi would have ginormous hands. I think everyone would get it.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-01-26 11:22:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Ban Vacatin Rentals

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-26 11:55:56   By: Anonymous
 
Looks like Gavin is sizing up those women on his left.

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Posted on: 2019-01-26 11:56:53   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks John for getting rid of my post, your an idiot, it was legitimate, no swear words, just plain fact, you have a problem with that? I will say it again, many of us are locked and loaded for Mr. Pompadore's wishes, he will wish he never stepped on law abiding citizen's tails!

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    Posted on: 2019-01-26 13:36:58   By: Anonymous
     


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