SPUR Supports Governor Brown's "By-Right" Legislation

Letter supporting state legislation introduced by Governor Brown to make mixed-income infill housing development as-of-right.

Policy Letter

SPUR is pleased to offer support to Governor Brown’s proposed trailer legislation, “Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals,” which would make mixed-income infill housing development as-of-right. SPUR has worked for many years to develop policy proposals to address the Bay Area’s high housing costs. While there are many causes of the housing crisis, chief among them is the fact that our local land use system has made it extremely difficult to add housing supply. The current system of deferring to cities about how much housing they want to allow clearly does not work. It is the responsibility of the state to change the regulatory system for land use to ensure the welfare of all Californians.