Archive for the ‘housing’ Category

Comments Off on Los Angeles Spends More Than a Decade Trying to Turn a Vacant Lot Into ‘Transit-Oriented Development’

REASON – There are no angels in the fight over the affordable housing complex that a city agency wants to build in East L.A. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency, a.k.a. Metro, dreams of turning that car-dependent city into a transit-oriented metropolis. For more than a decade, it has been trying to build a housing […]

Comments Off on Rent Control Advocates Need a Lesson in Economics

Southern Watchman says: A REAL socialist would demand all those rich people in California pay for housing subsidies, right? After all, it’s not fair they’re so rich… Cheers and watch your six, – Southern Watchman   FEE.ORG – Rent control is one of those policies that continues to attract the favor of the public despite […]

Comments Off on Anti-Development Forces Kill Free-Market Housing Reform in California

REASON – A flawed but promising California housing reform bill died yesterday, killed by local governments and anti-development activists. Senate Bill 827—which would have deregulated housing construction near transit stops—was shot down by a 6–4 vote in California Senate’s Housing and Transportation Committee. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Scott Weiner (D–San Francisco), would have overridden […]