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League Of California Cities Sizing Up Possibilities For Affordable Housing Legislation

  

Gov.Jerry Brown and the League of California Cities are lauding each other’s efforts in passing a $52 billion transportation bill earlier this month. But, they may have different priorities for what’s next.

Brown spoke at a Legislative Action Day event for the League, which advocates for city priorities at the state level. 

League President JoAnne Mounce introduced Brown and praised him for the long-awaited infusion of transportation dollars.

Asked what’s next, League executive director Carolyn Coleman started with Affordable Housing. This week Assembly Democrats touted a raft of bills on the subject.

“The affordability of housing can in some ways be much more complicated than transportation. So from many ideas might come a grand bargain,” said Coleman. 

But Brown hasn’t been wild about housing. Last year he proposed streamlining local hurdles out of the development process.

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Daniel Potter

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Daniel Potter started out as an intern at Nashville Public Radio, where he worked as a general assignment reporter for six years, covering everything from tornadoes to the statehouse.   Read Full Bio 

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