(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) issues the following statement after the California State Senate passed AB 879 which he authored.
“This is yet another step in the right direction towards addressing the housing crisis in California. Throughout the entire process the Legislature has been engaged with cities and counties to comprehend the full scope of the issue, and while funding is one component it’s also clear we need to better understand the root causes of the situation. That’s why I authored AB 879, which provides for more data collection in local government development decisions and will be included in the package sent to Governor Brown for his approval.”
Late last night the Assembly passed a series of measures largely aimed at generating revenue to support building new affordable housing. AB 879, authored by Grayson, requires local governments to provide more information about housing development applications and approvals on a yearly basis and also requires a study to be conducted to recommend feasible ways to reduce fees associated with residential development.
AB 879 was passed by the Assembly on concurrence and will join other bills in the housing package and be sent to Governor Jerry Brown for approval.
Tim Grayson represents the 14th Assembly District that includes the communities of Benicia, Concord, Clayton, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Vallejo, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek.