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Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

SB50 opposed by many cities wanting to preserve local control

by Gennady Sheyner and Kate Bradshaw

State Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit and that stirred intense opposition on the Peninsula, suffered a stinging setback May 16, when the chair of the state Senate Appropriations Committee announced that he will not be bringing the bill up for a hearing until at least early 2020.

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