Governor says bill will speed up construction of new homes

Sacramento, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a package of 38 bills he says will reduce the time it takes to add new housing in California.

They address things like minor CEQA reforms, expanding the use of accessory dwelling units, and allowing housing to be built in underutilized commercial and retail areas.

It also includes the allocation of $1 billion to fund 30 affordable housing projects.

Newsom was surrounded as the bill was signed by housing and union leaders. The list of invoices Newsom signed today can be found below:

  • AB 252 by Assembly Member Mia Bonta (D-Oakland) – Floating marinas: rent caps.

  • AB 682 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) – Planning and Zoning: Density Bonuses: Shared Housing Buildings.

  • AB 916 by Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) – Zoning: Added bedroom.

  • AB 1206 by Assemblyman Steve Bennett (D-Ventura) – Property Taxation: Affordable Housing: Welfare Exemption.

  • AB 1551 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) – Planning and zoning: development bonuses: mixed-use projects.

  • AB 1654 by MP Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) – Social housing: insurance tax: credits: farm worker housing.

  • AB 1695 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) – Affordable Housing Loan and Grant Programs; adaptive reuse.

  • AB 1719 by Assemblyman Christopher Ward (D-San Diego) – Housing: Community College Faculty and Employee Housing Act of 2022.

  • AB 1743 by Assembly Member Tina McKinnor (D-Inglewood) – General Plan: Annual Report.

  • AB 1837 by Assemblywoman Mia Bonta (D-Oakland) – Residential real estate: foreclosure.

  • AB 1933 by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) – Property Taxation: Welfare Exemption: Nonprofit Corporations: Low Income Families.

  • AB 1978 by Assemblyman Christopher Ward (D-San Diego) – Department of Housing and Community Development: Credentials.

  • AB 1991 by Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) – Motels and Hotels: State-Funded Shelter Programs.

  • AB 2006 by MP Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) – Regulatory Agreements: Compliance Monitoring.

  • AB 2011 by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) – Affordable Housing and Highway Act of 2022.

  • AB 2031 by Assemblyman Alex Lee (D-San Jose) – Mobile Home Residency Act: Management meetings with owners.

  • AB 2094 by Deputy Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) – General plan: annual report; extremely modest housing.

  • AB 2221 by Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) – Secondary suites.

  • AB 2234 by Deputy Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) – Urban planning and zoning: housing: after the permitting phase.

  • AB 2295 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) – Local Education Agencies: Housing Development Projects.

  • AB 2334 by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) – Density Bonus Law: Affordability: Incentives or Concessions in Very Low Traffic Areas: Parking Standards: Definitions.

  • AB 2339 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) – Housing Component: Emergency Shelter: Regional Housing Need.

  • AB 2483 by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein (D-San Diego) – Housing for the homeless.

  • AB 2651 by Assemblyman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) – Property Taxes: Social Exemption: Community Land Trust.

  • AB 2653 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) – Planning and Zoning Law: Housing Elements.

  • AB 2668 by Assemblyman Tim Grayson (D-Concord) – Planning and zoning.

  • SB 6 by Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Merced) – Local Planning: Housing: Commercial Areas.

  • SB 649 by Sen. Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) – Local Governments: Affordable Housing; local tenant preference.

  • SB 679 by Sen. Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) – Los Angeles County: Affordable Housing.

  • SB 869 by Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino) – Housing: Mobile Home Parks: RV Parks: Manager Training.

  • SB 886 by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) – California Environmental Quality Act: exemption: public universities: college housing development projects.

  • SB 897 by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) – Secondary suites: junior secondary suites.

  • SB 914 by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) – HELP Act.

  • SB 940 by Sen. John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) – Mobilehome Parks: Local Ordinances.

  • SB 948 by Sen. Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) – Housing Finance Programs: Development Reserves.

  • SB 959 by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) – Surplus Residential Property: Use of Funds: Priorities and Procedures: City of Pasadena.

  • SB 1252 by Housing Committee – Housing.

  • SB 1307 by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) – Department of Housing and Community Development: Mobilehome Parks Act: Special Occupancy Parks Act.

  • SB 1396 by Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Rental: Credit Reports: Low-Income Households: Valuation.

  • SB 1421 by Sen. Brian Jones (R-Santee) – California Interagency Council on Homelessness.

  • SB 1444 by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) – Joint Authorities: South Bay Regional Housing Trust.