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CALmatters Matt Levin On How SB 827 Could Change California Zoning Laws

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Mark Hogan / Flickr

The California Legislature is focusing on ways to advance the progress last session to address the statewide housing shortage.

San Francisco Sen. Scott Weiner has introduced a controversial new bill — SB 827 — that could drastically alter local zoning rules. If enacted, it could permit dense apartment buildings near existing public transit stops, even if the local zoning rules only permit single family dwellings.

CALmatters data journalist Matt Levin returns to Insight to explain what SB 827 does, and which unusual political alliances are forming to support and oppose it.

He also shares his latest two-part series researching into whether big investment firms or foreign real estate investors are driving up housing prices, and how that is impacting working families.


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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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