Month: March 2020

Thought Leadership, Featured, Research Article, Insights / March 13, 2020

Late in 2019, the State legislature enacted a handful of new laws, with the goal of creating housing. Specifically, these changes to the State Accessory Dwelling Unit (“ADU”) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (“JADU”, typically defined as 500 square feet or smaller) laws were effective January 1, 2020 – Senate…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / March 13, 2020

The Challenges of Funding Services There has been growing concern over the past few years about California’s mounting public safety and sanitation problems related to the homeless or unsheltered population. With an explosion of tent-cities from Central Valley towns to Los Angeles to San Francisco, public officials are struggling with…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / March 13, 2020

The property tax “revolt” began in California more than four decades ago, most notably with Proposition 13 which was approved by the voters in 1978. That initiative effectively rolled back property taxes to a one percent (1%) rate, and caused a large reduction in local property tax revenues. In 2020,…