San Francisco Standard: California Bill to Speed Up Affordable Housing Production Heads to Governor’s Desk

The California State Assembly and State Senate passed legislation this week intended to help speed up the development of affordable housing across California. 

Senate Bill 406, authored by Senator Dave Cortese, D-San Jose, cleared the State Senate on concurrence Thursday and is now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk for consideration.

According to Cortese's office, SB 406 aims to cut "repetitive" reviews under the California Environmental Quality Act while keeping the state's main environmental law intact. 

"SB 406 cuts red tape without compromising on environmental protection. This bill will streamline permitting and speed up affordable housing production for people with the greatest need," Cortese said in a statement Thursday.

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