For immediate release:
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the ongoing housing crisis in California. Included in the package were AB 879 authored by freshman Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) and SB 35 coauthored by Grayson.
At the conclusion of the ceremony Grayson stated, “When I started serving my district in January, I knew special interests in Sacramento could stand in the way of making real progress on this issue. Today, I am proud that we have overcome that challenge and are delivering on our promises to address our state’s housing crisis. I look forward to continuing to work on this issue and ensuring that we reach our goal of bringing California home in the years ahead.”
The package of legislation includes both new funding sources for affordable housing and significant policy changes meant to increase California’s housing development. AB 879 by Assemblymember Grayson will promote transparency and accountability in local government development decisions, while SB 35 by Senator Scott Wiener and coauthored by Assemblymember Grayson, will spur development in the most housing-impacted cities by implementing a streamlined permitting and approval process for new developments that meet specified environmental and labor standards.
Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson represents the 14th Assembly District which includes the communities of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Benicia, and Vallejo. For more information, please visit https://a14.asmdc.org/