A highly anticipated package of housing bills signed by the governor last week includes key legislation sponsored by the California Apartment Association.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the slate of 15 housing bills Sept. 29 during a ceremony in San Francisco.

Gov. Jerry Brown at a bill-signing ceremony for his housing package. Photo by Joe McHugh, California Highway Patrol.

Important to this package are CAA-sponsored AB 678 by Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, and a companion bill, SB 167 by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. These bills will help boost California’s supply of housing, which has long lagged behind job and population growth.

The legislation adds much-needed teeth to …

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