Op-Ed: Sacramento Drags Feet on Housing
According to Dan Walters, California's housing crisis is Sacramento's elephant in the room. State politicians, he says, "take a lackadaisical attitude on a crisis that's infinitely more serious than rough roads and congestion – an ever-worsening shortage of housing."
Decades in the making, the housing shortage has been the topic of heated debate here and elsewhere. Walters writes, "The virtually unanimous conclusion of housing experts is that the reluctance of local governments, particularly cities, to approve new housing projects due to backlash from self-proclaimed environmentalists and not-in-my-backyard activists is a major factor."