CaRLA News

Vacaville Faces Off Against the Worst Person in Housing

In 2017 Michael Goolsby, an attorney specializing in preying upon victims of foreclosure, faced a career crisis. He had just been disbarred by the California Bar Association after repeatedly violating rules against practicing law unlicensed in other states. With his...

Mall’d to Death

The Vallco Mall project in Cupertino, also called Vallco City Center, has become a flashpoint for pro-housing and anti-housing sentiment on the peninsula. The question over wether an empty mall will be allowed to become housing has inflamed tensions in Cupertino and...

Housing Development in the New Era …

The Vallco Mall project in Cupertino, also called Vallco City Center, has become a flashpoint for pro-housing and anti-housing sentiment on the peninsula. The question over wether an empty mall will be allowed to become housing has inflamed tensions in Cupertino and...

Interesting Hearings Week of May 6th

... The YIMBY Era! The League of Cities is holding a conference for City Attorneys May 8-10th. One of the sessions is called "Navigating Housing Development in the New Era," and the "New Era" is the era of YIMBYism.Navigating Housing Development in the New...

Exclusivity is a luxury amenity

MAY 8th, 1:30 pm, 375 Beale St.: The MTC Policy Subcomittee is considering the state wide streamlining/ pro-housing bills. Here is the agenda. Here is an 11 page summary of many of the housing bills before the state this year. MAY 10th, 9:15 am, 375 Beale St.: The...

Emergency Criteria for SB 330

The Fair Housing Act turned 50 last year, and the community of housing scholars and activists continue to reflect on the progress not made since segregation because officially illegal. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently held a symposium on the...

What’s happening in Lafayette?

*** Non-partisan legislative analysis *** One of the housing bills being considered this year is SB 330. This is an interesting bill because parts of it attempt to reduce local control over building and permitting in cities that have demonstrated their inability to...