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Gavin Newsom launches review of SF’s housing approval process

After a year of escalating warnings, Gov. Gavin Newsom is launching an early review of San Francisco’s notoriously lengthy and difficult housing approval and permitting process, aimed at identifying and removing barriers to construction of new residential development in the city. The California Department of Housing and Community Development said Tuesday that it would focus …

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Gavin Newsom is fighting a wealth tax that would fund his own climate goals

Lyft’s environmentalist bedfellows see something else: a governor standing in the way of a clean car transition he’s touted but failed to fully fund. “I’m pretty disgusted,” said Mary Creasman, CEO of California Environmental Voters, another of the measure’s backers and the type of environmentalist who has cheered much of Newsom’s assertive climate agenda. “It …

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