On May 26, 2021, Capitol Weekly presented a series of live panel discussions and presentations on Zoom, examining California Housing Policy.
For years, the Golden State has had the highest home prices in the US, one of the lowest rates of home-ownership, and the most people living on the streets – now, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation even worse. We brought together a range of experts, insiders and elected officials to discuss the status of the state’s Housing Crisis and the policy solutions being proposed to help solve it.
We have presented audio from each of the presentations as individual episodes of the Capitol Weekly Podcast. A program featuring photos and bios of all the participants can be viewed online here.
PANEL 1: THE PANDEMIC EFFECT
Panelists: Helen Leung, LA-Más; Natalie Holmes, California Policy Lab; Shanti Singh, Tenants Together; Constance Griggs-Lazzeroni, California Association of Mortgage Professionals.
Moderated by Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times
PANEL 2: THE END OF SINGLE FAMILY ZONING?
Panelists: Lori Droste, Berkeley City Council; Dan Dunmoyer, California Building Industry Association; Shajuti Hossain, Public Advocates; Isaiah Madison, Livable California
Moderated by Erin Baldassari, KQED
PANEL 3: HOUSING COSTS – A BUBBLE OR THE NEW NORMAL?
Panelists: Asm. Buffy Wicks; Jason Elliot, Senior Counselor to Governor Newsom; Adam Fowler, Beacon Economics; Jennifer Svec, California Association of Realtors
Moderated by Manuela Tobias, CalMatters
Keynote by Assemblyman David Chiu.
Introduced by John Howard, Capitol Weekly
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The Western States Petroleum Association, KP Public Affairs, Perry Communications, Capitol Advocacy, The California Building Industry Association, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and California Professional Firefighters