State Preemption

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Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a plan to replace Toronto's subway expansion plans with a vision of his own. Reactions have been pouring in ever since.
James Brasuell
April 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new plan for subway expansion in Toronto today.
Toronto Star
April 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
University of California, Berkeley researchers have mapped the impact of SB 50, a bill that would allow new density around train stations and bus stops in cities all over the state of California.
Curbed Los Angeles
April 10, 2019, 9am PDT
All of Portland's 3,000 miles of residential streets now have a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour. Similar changes could be coming to more Oregon cities in the future.
The Oregonian
April 10, 2019, 7am PDT
A committee chair changed his mind about the consequences of a bill that would ban red light cameras in the entire state of Texas. The legislator didn't want, to paraphrase, blood on his hands.
The Dallas Morning News
April 9, 2019, 8am PDT
The National League of Cities has a new report surveying local tools for addressing the housing affordability crisis. State partnerships are included.
Governing
March 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
Analyzing the potential outcomes of Senate Bill 10, one of two statewide upzoning bills under consideration in the state of Oregon this year.
Sightline Institute
February 27, 2019, 11am PST
Democratic legislators made short work of a huge shift in housing policy.
KUOW
February 27, 2019, 8am PST
The state of Arizona doesn't allow local jurisdictions to charge affordable housing fees for new developments, so the city of Phoenix is offering tax breaks as an incentive instead.
Arizona Republic
February 20, 2019, 10am PST
The Oregon Legislature is already considering one of the most sweeping and ambitious statewide land use reform bills in the country. A new bill would allow even more density around transit stations.
Willamette Week
February 19, 2019, 9am PST
Democratic legislators in Oregon are pushing hard to approve a statewide rent control bill that would be the first of its kind in the United States.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 14, 2019, 9am PST
Local planners and elected officials are expressing their opinions about Oregon's House Bill 2001, which would allow fourplexes on single-family residential units around the state.
The Oregonian
January 31, 2019, 2pm PST
If it approves HB 1797, Washington will pace the rest of the nation (even California and Oregon) on reforming zoning to allow more accessory dwelling units.
Sightline Institute
January 31, 2019, 9am PST
When it comes to housing lawsuits involving the state and new housing laws, Huntington Beach might be ground zero. Over a week before Attorney General Becerra sued the Orange County city at the behest of Gov. Newsom, the city sued the state.
SF Gate
January 27, 2019, 1pm PST
California's new governor has sent a strong signal to local governments: build housing to comply with state law or else.
Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2019, 2pm PST
The Democratic governor proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags in his state-of-the-state address on Jan. 15. Nearly two years earlier, he signed a bill that prevented New York City from charging for bags as the District of Columbia and Boston do.
The New York Times
December 18, 2018, 10am PST
Converting all the public transit buses in California would save reduce carbon emissions in the state by 1 million metric tons by 2040.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 15, 2018, 9am PST
Legislation in Oregon would follow the lead of Minneapolis in overturning single-family zoning—for all cities in the state with more than 10,000 residents.
Willamette Week
December 4, 2018, 12pm PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener has released the highly anticipated follow up to last year's failed bombshell of a housing bill, SB 827.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 28, 2018, 12pm PST
The new ordinance brings long-awaited legal legitimacy to sidewalk vending in Los Angeles.
Streetsblog LA