State legislatures nationwide have become more aggressive in
wielding pre-emption to interfere with local democracy.
Pre-emption is also alive and well at the federal level.
One of the most powerful ways to make your city’s voice heard
happens at the League’s Legislative Action Day, April 24 in
Accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats, provide a
lower-cost option than traditional market-rate construction to
increase the housing supply in existing residential
The Legislature remains focused on housing policy, with keen
interest in local government land-use authority and new state
involvement in helping to finance affordable housing and related
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
Communicating with residents was key to developing solutions.
The program helps tenants, landlords and neighbors.