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Capitol Chat: Controversial Housing Bill Dies

CapRadio's Randol White joins Insight to discuss SB 827.


There's a lot of attention being paid to the need for affordable housing in California, with legislators in Sacramento talking about bold action and a marked incease in new building. To address the problem, Sen. Scott Weiner, a Democrat from San Francisco, authored SB 827, which would have allowed developers to build five-story condominiums and apartment buildings near rail stops, even if local governments and zoning codes prohibited developments of that size.

The bill was controversial from the beginning. And legislators killed it after hours of fierce debate yesterday.

Capital Public Radio's Randol White has been following the contentious bill. He joins Insight host Beth Ruyak to talk about the latest development.

 housingcapitol chat

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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