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Author: Tom Elias


Opinion: Attorney General Spurs on Big 2022 Housing Battle

January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist There will be plenty of political battles next year, starting with likely reelection challenges to Gov....

Should California Have a Formal Right to Shelter?

January 3, 2022

January 3, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist On a de facto basis, Californians have had a right to shelter for many years. But...

State’s Housing Solution Starts Happening

December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist It’s happening. Despite the best efforts of California’s highly ideological, developer-financed state legislators, the solution to...

Opinion: SB 9, 10: The Rebellion Begins

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist It was inevitable from the moment Gov. Gavin Newsom in mid-September signed this year’s two most...

Sacto Dems Dump Prop. 13 Reforms

November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist For more than 40 years, Democrats in Sacramento have talked fervently about reforming the 1978 Proposition...

Low-Cost Housing? State Keeps Ignoring the New Realities

July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021

From Sacramento comes word that the median price for a single-family home in California skyrocketed by 24 percent over less...

Is Permanent Housing the Real Homeless Solution?

June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

The ultimate goal of city and county agencies trying to solve California’s homeless problem is to get this transient populace...

Cities Chip Away at R-1 Zoning

April 11, 2021

April 11, 2021

It’s become like a rite of spring: Every year, state legislators reject the most radical of many proposals set forward...

Column: Would Prop. 20 Help Against Wildfires, Crime?

October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020

Anyone examining the unintended consequences of California’s many past ballot propositions cannot possibly ignore what was accomplished by the 2014...

More Visitors Needed to Stem COVID in Nursing Homes

October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020

More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, no one has done much to stop the near-constant toll the coronavirus...