- We have recently seen CEQA abused to prevent the University of California Berkeley from accommodating thousands of hard-working students who earned admission to that institution. SB 886 would help avoid future CEQA abuse and lower student housing costs by creating a statutory exemption from CEQA, allowing public colleges and universities to build housing for students, faculty, and staff more quickly and at a lower cost.
- California is in dire need of student housing. 20% of California Community College students, 10% of California State University students, and 5% of University of California students are homeless. Additionally, students urgently need relief to avoid taking on unsustainable levels of debt to afford housing and tuition, which can harm them financially for decades and hold back the state’s economy, both by constraining their future spending and by deterring the pursuit of higher education. Join AHLA in support of student housing by sending a letter to your legislators today.
Endorsement alert: AHLA Endorses Lindsey Horvath for LA County Supervisor District 3
Abundant Housing LA is proud to endorse Lindsey Horvath for Los Angeles County Supervisor District 3. Through her tenure as Mayor and Councilmember of the city of West Hollywood, Lindsey is the only candidate in this race with a proven track record of creating housing at all income levels through innovative solutions. We believe she is the best aligned with Abundant Housing LA’s values as well as the best suited to hit the ground running as Supervisor. Read our full statement here. Support voter education, donate to us today.
In three short days, legislators unveiled and passed legislation to buffer public colleges and universities from CEQA-mandated enrollment caps
Legislators introduced after-hours legislation last Friday to remove enrollment as a project subject to CEQA and give public colleges and universities 18 months to complete court-ordered environmental mitigation. This action was taken in response to a court decision mandating UC Berkeley to cap fall 2022 enrollment to below numbers projected in a 2005 EIR. Berkeley narrowly avoided turning 3000 admitted students away because of this. On Monday, the trailer bill SB 118 passed unanimously in the Senate and the Assembly before being swiftly signed into law by Gov. Newsom. Read more.
Forbidden City is this Sunday:
We are aware that the LA Marathon is taking place on Sunday as well. Brief road closures are anticipated within and near the tour area, but we are expecting a low impact on the event. We will proceed with Forbidden City as planned. RSVP today.
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