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Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities

February 10, 2017, 12pm PST
After Barcelona City Council conducted inspections and imposed sanctions on illegal tourist rentals in the city, Airbnb responded by announcing restrictions on multiple listings in the downtown area. The city council responded bluntly.
Cities of the Future
August 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Mayor-Elect Steinberg enters City Hall as a leader with a unique opportunity to enact sustainable infill policies he championed in the California Legislature.
The Planning Report
August 27, 2015, 10am PDT
California recently awarded more than $1.2 million in cap-and-trade revenue to projects that not only reduce GHG emissions, but also promote affordable housing or transit options.
The Planning Report
July 6, 2015, 6am PDT
On June 29, the California Strategic Growth Council awarded $121.9 million in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds to help build 28 affordable housing developments on major transit lines. Funding originates from proceeds of the cap-and-trade market.
PR Newswire
May 17, 2015, 7am PDT
A short term increase in spending hides California's annual structural deficit of almost $6 billion—money needed to maintain the state's roads and bridges.
San Jose Mercury News
March 26, 2015, 10am PDT
San Francisco has two problems: lack of affordability and lack of space. To alleviate this problem, Oakland is now offering to allow S.F. residents who qualify for affordable housing to move across the Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 24, 2015, 11am PST
The innovative revenue stream known as California's cap-and-trade program is ready to take action by funding affordable housing projects.
LA.Streetsblog