Two Housing Bills Sponsored by Santa Monica Lawmaker Approved by State Assembly

Friday, August 31, 2018

Two housing bills sponsored by Santa Monica Assemblyman Richard Bloom were approved by the State Assembly on Thursday.

One bill (AB 2797) addresses inconsistencies in the application of housing density bonuses on the coast; the other (AB 1771) reforms the process for determining and apportioning regional housing needs.

AB 2797 addresses an appellate court ruling that found that the Coastal Act supersedes Density Bonus Law and the Mello Act requiring developers to replace affordable units when they are demolished, Bloom's office said.