Over the past five years, a company called Flannery Associates has been acquiring over $800 million of open and agricultural land near Fairfield in Solano County, with apparent ambitions to build a new city.
Developers and open space advocates are likely to battle over a soon-to-be-closed Bay Area racetrack. Meanwhile, the Coastal Commission is opposing a Santa Cruz project because the number of affordable units isn't high enough.
Governor Newsom signed a package of bills into law, taking effect immediately, to hasten lawsuits for solar farms and reservoirs while loosening protections for three-dozen wildlife species in order to facilitate development of infrastructure.
HCD released a list of 42 cities and counties that have met their Regional Housing Needs Assessment for affordable housing and no longer subject to the state's streamlined ministerial approval process under SB 35.