California Governor Signs SB 330, creating more certainty for creates certainty for developers constructing new housing units, a step toward alleviating California's housing supply crisis.

Gov. Newsom today signed SB 330 which creates certainty for developers constructing new housing units, by permitting no more than five public hearings to approve a proposed housing development if the development is consistent with local planning, zoning and design requirements. Also, upon granting housing development approval, local governments will be prohibited from increasing local permitting fees throughout the project’s development, which will create more certainty in the entitlement process. It also streamlines the local permitting process for five years in cities whose populations exceed 5,000 residents and where rents exceed 130 percent of the national average. Finally, it labels California’s housing crisis a “housing supply crisis.”

About SB 330:

  • It creates certainty for developers constructing new housing units, by permitting no more than five public hearings to approve a proposed housing development if the development is consistent with local planning, zoning and design requirements.

  • Upon granting housing development approval, local governments will be prohibited from increasing local permitting fees throughout the project’s development, which will create more certainty in the entitlement process.

  • Streamlines the local permitting process for five years in cities whose populations exceed 5,000 residents and where rents exceed 130 percent of the national average.

  • It labels California’s housing crisis a “housing supply crisis.”