In the next few days, current bills that have already passed their house of origin are being heard by committees in the other house. All must be passed – or held, or die – before the legislature goes on summer break, starting this Friday, July 16.
$10 million has been set aside in the state budget to help people in California buy e-bikes. An accompanying policy bill, A.B. 117, will contain rules to make sure the money goes to people who need it most.
Some observers have worried that eliminating parking requirements might have the unintended consequence of reducing affordable housing production, but we see no evidence of this - and see some evidence that it would help.