Addressing California’s Housing Crisis Through Legislation: A Conversation with Senator Scott Wiener

December 12, 2019

Moderator, Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Club Event


Downey Brand partner Arielle Harris will be moderating a discussion with California State Senator Scott Wiener (District 11) on state housing legislation passed in 2019. The discussion will focus on recently enacted housing legislation, including new legal requirements for local land use permitting, accessory dwelling units, changes to vesting rights and environmental streamlining.

Topics include:

  • An overview of Senate Bill 330’s new standards and timelines for city and county permitting of housing projects, changes to vesting rights, and other provisions incentivizing the production of housing
  • The elimination of legal barriers to the construction of accessory dwelling units, including changes under Assembly Bills 68, 671, and 881
  • Discussion of continuing legal barriers to housing production, and possible legislation for the 2019-2020 legislative session

The presentation will take place December 12th from 12:00pm to 1:15pm at the BASF Conference Center in San Francisco. To learn more about the event and to register please visit the BASF events page.

The presentation will also be available as a webcast. You can register for the webcast here.