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The California Legislature is back: What to expect in 2022

Original post made on Jan 5, 2022

As the Legislature reconvenes, Californians can expect lawmakers to continue focusing on housing and climate, plus COVID-19, health care and how to spend another budget surplus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 4:05 PM

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Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Native to the BAY is a registered user.

CalMatters lists housing and climate as "other issues" for us Californians. Sheltering safely our own must remain front and center to all economies and demographics for Californians. Not listed as "other". We have an obligation to house the needy, vulnerable. As much as health care is a human right (and took 1/2 a Century to be realized), so should housing! Act now! Meanwhile, a fire broke out in Philly and children died where 25 family members were housed under one tiny roof. The limited supply of decent, safe affordable homes for families is putting Californian at risk. COVID is causing havoc on low to moderate income earners. The cost and sheer lack of housing is essentially oppressing and pushing down hard on the lives of human beings here. It's perilous and precarious, irresponsible to horde real estate, inflate pricing on stalled construction, materials, suppress labor and limit supply with outdated, outlived dwellings, and limit existing housing. Out bidding first time home owners and renters should be massively curbed with legislative orders to give "others" a winning chance at the housing lottery. Newsom "hinted" at another stimulus? What does this mean? He throws bones out for us to scramble and falsely hope.

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