Gov. Gavin Newsom threatens to cut state funding from cities that don't approve enough housing

News Article
Jan 10, 2019
Liam Dillon for the Los Angeles Times
For 50 years, California has required cities and counties to plan for enough new housing so that residents can live affordably. But many local governments fail to approve new development, contributing to the state’s housing crunch. Now, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing a radical new step: punishing communities that block homebuilding by withholding state tax dollars.
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