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New California Parking Requirements

California bans mandated parking near transit to fight high housing prices, climate change

Citing the need to address California’s twin crises of housing affordability and climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that bars local governments from mandating parking spaces as part of most development near transit stops.

Critics say the new law could backfire, but supporters argue that by eliminating a costly piece of new projects, Assembly Bill 2097 will result in lower-cost homes in urban centers, a plus in a state with sky-high home prices, rents and a growing homeless population.

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