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Not all of the legislation focused on solving the housing crisis is aiming to stop development. Last month, State Senator Scott Wiener presented SB 827, the California housing-transit bill, for a vote in the California State Senate. The bill would have allowed development near transit to increase density and provide more housing throughout the State of California. The bill was the first pro-development solution that we have seen to solve the housing shortage in the state. The bill was considered extreme, and did not pass through the senate, just as extreme anti-development solutions, like Measure S, have failed at the ballot box. Julia Stein, senior counsel at Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, sat down with us for an exclusive interview to talk about the bill, why it failed and about future pro-development movements to solve housing and affordability problems in California.

GlobeSt.com: SB 827 died in the Senate last week. Why didn’t it get more government support?

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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