California housing crisis: Development fees unpredictable, stifle construction, study says

Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:52 pm
by LOUIS HANSEN

Want more homes and apartments built in California?

Then cities need to help developers with more transparent, consistent and lower fees, according to a new study done for the state Legislature.

“This is a call to be reasonable,” said Assemblymember Tim Grayson, D-Concord, sponsor of the bill that authorized the study. “There’s no one answer to the housing crisis. This has been a long time coming.”

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