The struggle to provide an adequate supply of affordable housing is deeply interwined with the larger struggle to reduce inequality. I will work with my colleagues towards the goal of delivering meaningful housing reforms in the coming session.
None of the categories in this blog pertain directly to housing. Given the skyrocketing rents, prices and valuations for homes in this district, why is this not a regular topic of discussion?
On July 24, Alexis Ivy read her poetry of homelessness and addiction in the statehouse. Worth listening.
The House and Senate have reached an agreement to regulate and tax short term rentals, like AirBnB.
Attendees weighed-in on possible directions, including the potential for development of affordable housing, improvement of roadways and infrastructure, and preservation of open space
The final vote was relatively close for a major bill with leadership support. But the volume and significance of the changes that the Senate made on the floor — and the close vote — make clear that a House-Senate consensus will not be reached before formal sessions end on July 31. I was pleased to speak for and vote for the bill. Here are some of my takeaways.