November 15, 2018

National Real Estate Investor, Bendix Anderson, November 13, 2018- Advocates for new rent control laws are still fighting—even after voters rejected California’s “Prop 10” ballot initiative that would have allowed tough new rent laws. “If you are an owner of apartments, rent control laws are a very, very scary thing,” says John …

April 18, 2018

Planetizen, James Brasuell, April 13, 2018- “Louisiana senators approved Monday night legislation that would assert state authority over local zoning efforts to create affordable housing,” reports Mark Ballard. “Senate Bill 462 would forbid municipal and parish governments from requiring developers to set aside a certain number of low income units …

April 12, 2018

NextCity, Rachel Dovey, April 10, 2018- Last summer, Louisiana lawmakers killed a preemption measure that would have limited city housing policy. SB 162 was approved by the Senate, but never made it past the House. Now, senators are resurrecting a version of that failed policy. SB 462 would “forbid municipal and parish governments from requiring developers …

October 23, 2017

Tampa Bay Business Journal, Janelle Irwin, October 20, 2017- Local governments throughout Florida are once again facing statewide preemption efforts to cede local control to the Florida Legislature after thwarting many efforts earlier this year. Rep. Jake Raburn (R-Lithia) again filed a bill that would block cities and counties from …

September 5, 2017

The New York Times, Richard Florida, September 1, 2017-  For all the concern about the gentrification, rising housing prices and the growing gap between the rich and poor in our leading cities, an even bigger threat lies on the horizon: The urban revival that swept across America over the past …