By Fraser Perkins —
The November meeting of the Palos Verdes Democrats was held by Zoom on November 21st. The featured speaker was Jonathan Zasloff, professor of law at the UCLA School of Law and co-author with Richard Sander and Yana Kucheva of Moving Toward Integration: The Past and Future of Fair Housing. Professor Zasloff teaches property land use, environmental law, housing discrimination law and Jewish law. He received his law degree from Yale, his Ph.D. in the history of American foreign policy from Harvard, and a M. Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University.
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00:10 Meeting theme – solving the homelessness and housing crisis in California
00:27 Recent statewide actions
03:15 Introduction of speaker
04:00 Introductory remarks by speaker
04:27 How did we get here? Housing or mental health policy?
06:25 Impact of housing costs on homelessness
08:34 Impact of Zoning policy on housing supply
13:00 Current and future housing needs
14:28 Why housing market is broken
16:57 Housing requirements for local governments
18:20 RPV obligations
20:15 What do you think of affordable housing?
22:34 Definition of affordable housing
26:15 Difficulties of building in Los Angeles
27:20 Gentle density
29:30 How does affordable housing get built?
33:34 SB 9 & 10
Questions and Comments
46:05 Proposition HHH and Impact of former President Trump
49:08 Displacement and Filtration
53:45 Environmental factors and senior housing
57:25 Reliance on commercial interests
1:00:25 Number of required low-income housing units