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CBIA Names California’s Inaugural Housing Killers, Housing Creators Legislation

The California Building Industry Association (CBIA) released its inaugural “Housing Killers” and “Housing Creators” lists. Specific legislative proposals were ranked based on whether they will further exacerbate California’s housing crisis,or help increase housing affordability and availability. The lists will be updated throughout the session, as bills are amended.

CBIA’s Dan Dunmoyer says, “California’s housing system is broken. Onerous regulations, abusive lawsuits, and new laws that drive up costs for new housing construction are major contributors to California’s growing housing crisis. Currently, our state is falling at least 100,000 units short each year on needed new housing, and the resulting shortage is causing prices to skyrocket.”

Two notable bills with negative impacts are AB 2447 and AB 2648, which Dunmoyer cites as “textbook examples of legislative proposals that would impose enormous cost pressures on the housing market. Legislation that significantly expands CEQA abuse – a recognized barrier to adding housing supply – and needlessly encouraging frivolous lawsuits does nothing to solve the housing crisis.”

Seven bills were categorized as positive, including:
– AB 1758 and AB 1979
– AB 2353
– AB 2913
– AB 3147
– AB 3194
– SB 827
– SB 831

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.