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California has just passed 15 new laws designed to streamline and increase the local production of affordable housing. Since that has long been the goal of our local governments, the League is eager to learn what these new laws will mean for rental housing in our South Coast area. For the first time these anti-NIMBY laws allow no reduction in housing units without serious penalties. They also provide funding mechanisms to build more affordable rental units. They will completely change how housing projects are approved in the future.
The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara (LWVSB.org) will host a free forum to provide an update on immigration actions and policies and how they are implemented locally. Invited speakers are: Frank Rodriguez, Santa Barbara Organizer of CAUSE; Diane Martinez, Director of Immigrant Hope; Under sheriff Melekian of Santa Barbara County; and Marcos Vargas, Executive Director of Fund for Santa Barbara. Co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library and TV Santa Barbara. Sound provided by Gary Atkins, Sound Systems.