CALmatters Matt Levin On How SB 827 Could Change California Zoning Laws Cody Drabble Monday, April 9, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. 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.