CaRLA News

Planning & Research Intern – Fall 2022

(printable version) CaRLA is a non-profit housing organization that uses legal advocacy and education to hold cities accountable and get housing built. CaRLA proactively monitors city council and planning commission agendas across the state and also has an intake...

The Surf City Saga *Finally* Comes to an End

The Surf City Saga *Finally* Comes to an End

In a 6-to-1 vote on Tuesday night, the Huntington Beach City Council finally approved the 48 zoning-compliant condominiums we've been fighting over for nearly two years. All it took was a lawsuit, a trial court decision, a reversal of the decision, six appeals by the...

2022 Housing Law Roundup – Non-Lawyer Edition

2022 Housing Law Roundup – Non-Lawyer Edition

2022 Housing Roundup Non-Lawyer Edition by Khang Tran & Greg MagofñaJanuary 2022Living in California has no doubt exposed you to two things: ridiculous prices and even more ridiculous housing prices. Below is a chart from the National Low Income Housing Coalition...

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CaRLA in the News

Golden Skate closing at end of month to make way for new townhomes
DanvilleSanRamon.com, Jul 14, 2022

With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce duplex law
CalMatters, Apr 22, 2022

Duplex housing law met with fierce resistance by California cities
CalMatters, Apr 11, 2022

California’s Attorney General Says Pasadena Is Violating State Housing Law
LAist, Mar 17, 2002

How some Bay Area cities are working to undermine state’s new SB 9 housing law
San Francisco Business Times, Mar 14, 2022

Why cities in San Mateo County are planning for new levels of growth
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 22, 2022

San Carlos Senate Bill 9 ordinance challenged
The Daily Journal, Feb 8, 2022

Condo plans return before San Mateo City Council after costly lawsuit
San Mateo Daily Journal, Feb 7, 2022

As new Bay Area SB9 housing applications grow, so does rift between suburbs, developers
Mercury News, Feb 6, 2022

Berkeley City Council allegedly violates state ADU law
Daily Californian, Feb 3, 2022

San Mateo won’t appeal housing ruling
San Mateo Daily Journal, Oct 14, 2021

This San Mateo legal ruling has big implications for California’s housing crisis
Mercury News, Sept 14, 2021

San Mateo loses ruling on housing
San Mateo Daily Journal, Sept 14, 2021

Will Legislature confront California housing crisis?
CalMatters, Aug 22, 20121

A simple home renovation, a slur and a federal case in Los Altos
Mercury News, Jan 17, 2021

Los Altos: Five-story downtown development officially moves forward after year-long legal battle
Mercury News, Sep 10, 2020

Bay Area City Delays OK for Apartment Project That Sparked a Housing War
Courthouse News Service, Aug 11, 2020

Lafayette Again Delays Decision to Approve Controversial ‘YIMBY’ Housing, After a Decade-Long Process
KQED, Aug 10, 2020

The apartment proposal that sparked Lafayette’s housing war is back. Can it win approval?
San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 5, 2020

Housing fight rages on in Los Altos, as city appeals YIMBY legal victory
Mercury News, July 8, 2020