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New Split Roll Tax Initiative Fails to Make Ballot!

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Late last year, a law firm representing SEIU-UHW submitted a proposal to California state officials seeking to place a split roll tax proposal on the November 2022 ballot. In application, this new proposal was dramatically different from Proposition 15, a tax initiative that was defeated last year. Preliminary titled as the “Housing Affordability and Tax Cut Act of 2022”, the proposal would tax …

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Southern California Braces for More Unprecedented Water Cuts

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After months of poor weather and climate, Southern California is set to experience some of the state’s worst water restrictions. Unfortunately, the region’s water supply isn’t expected to get better anytime soon. According to NOAA’s weekly report the US Drought Monitor, 93% of California is experiencing a severe drought. Additionally, 35% is currently in extreme …

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AB 1001 – A Step Backward on CEQA Reform and Housing Development

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The California legislature is pursuing a bill that would further endanger the state’s housing availability during a time when development is strongly needed. AB 1001 (Garcia, Cristina; D-Los Angeles) would create new highly subjective, non-quantifiable, and litigation-bait standards in CEQA that will threaten California’s economic recovery and ability to construct much-needed housing …

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Pasadena’s Eviction Moratorium to be Lifted

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At their April 11th meeting, the Pasadena City Council voted to begin the end of the city’s two-year-long eviction moratorium. The ordinance instructs the city attorney to prepare an ordinance that would sunset the city’s commercial and residential eviction moratoriums. The commercial eviction moratorium would …

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