San Mateo Daily Journal: “Regional housing proposal gathers approval”

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“The Association of Bay Area Governments Executive Board voted 21-9 in favor of the CASA Compact — a bold plan to facilitate housing construction, ease traffic congestion and protect renters’ rights, among other efforts…

The vote which came early Friday, Jan. 18, after hours of comment from concerned property owners and supportive housing advocates included opposition from San Mateo County officials on the executive board…

Amie Fishman, executive director of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, offered an alternative perspective though.

“Community, business and local elected agree — the framework of production, preservation and protections in our housing policies is what is need to drive bold solutions to our region’s housing crisis and provide badly-needed relief for all of our community members,” she said in a prepared comment. “Now is the time for the Legislature to take action to hold this framework together through a unified and coordinated legislative package.””

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