CAA’s micro-apartments bill advances to Senate


A CAA-sponsored bill that would boost construction of micro apartments — especially in areas near public university campuses and public transit — has advanced to the state Senate.

On Thursday, the Assembly unanimously approved AB 352 by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles. The bill is now awaiting a hearing date in the Senate’s Rules Committee.

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago

The bill, one of three housing-supply bills sponsored by the California Apartment Association this year, would help prevent local governments from establishing roadblocks to “efficiency dwelling units,” which usually measure 220 square feet or less. Like AB 943, Santiago authored this piece of legislation.

“Due to their small size, they are affordable by design,” CAA writes of these apartments in a letter …

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