By Noah Arroyo : SanFranciscoPublicPress – excerpt
It soon may be even harder for city officials across California to get builders to produce affordable housing or even ask them to contribute to its production.
The state Supreme Court is deliberating whether the City of San Jose’s so-called inclusionary zoning legally forces developers to build or help pay for new affordable homes whenever they also build large market-rate projects. If the court strikes down San Jose’s law, that may invalidate similar laws in San Francisco and other cities, and it could keep municipalities from adopting new inclusionary programs.
“This case is going to have a really big impact on whether or not more inclusionary zoning happens,” Tim Iglesias, a University of San Francisco law professor, said on a recent episode of KQED’s Forum program. Iglesias co-wrote a friend-of-the-court brief in support of San Jose’s zoning.
The plaintiffs in the case, California…
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