The Daily Agenda: Housing crisis to continue
The best hope for solving Arizona’s housing crisis, SB 1117, was voted down in the Senate after the powerful interest group of The League of Cities and Towns and its members “brought the full force of its bill-killing machine down” upon the bill. As all the articles about the bill note, it aims to increase supply by doing away with exclusionary zoning, requiring cities to allow duplexes and triplexes, speeding up permits and rezoning requests, and more. Cities and towns were staunchly opposed to giving up control and argued that the law did nothing to ensure affordable housing. The League says it has an “alternative plan,” but it doesn’t look like it has legs.