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When it was formed in 1998, the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe was focused on two priorities: addressing the impacts of local agencies on the building trade, and fostering professionalism within the industry.

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Wealthy Bay Area Enclave Worried About Sprawling New Development


Residents of San Rafael say the project could bring noise, pollution and crime to the area.

Promises for New City in Solano County Are Worth Hundreds of Millions—if They Stick


California Forever CEO Jan Sramek says promises of new homes, jobs, investments are binding, but legal experts and elected officials are skeptical.

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Image caption: The 1965 law known as the Williamson Act has been responsible for keeping about half of California's farmland out of the hands of developers.
The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works

The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.

Image caption: Does California’s signature environmental law protect the state’s scenic beauty, or cause more problems than it solves?
CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law

The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.

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Douglas County clerk: VHR petition fails certification

A petition to alter Douglas County's vacation home rental ordinance to ban rentals in residential zoning and allow them in neighborhood commercial zoning has been denied by the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer's Office.

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City Council: Increased fines for vacation home rental citations

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – City Council passed a motion increasing fines for vacation home rental citations to the highest fines allowed under state law.

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Silicon Valley Billionaires vs. Bay Area’s Housing Crisis?

In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.

Image caption: The Baldwin Hills area in South Los Angeles is one region where a state conservancy would keep open land accessible to the public.
California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land

How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.

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Senator Rosen introduces bill that would add 14 acres to Incline Village

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act on Tuesday, which would transfer 3,467 acres of public land to local governments including the Incline Village General Improvement District.

Image caption: The roundabout joining Highway 12 and State Route 113 in Rio Vista, just south of the site for a proposed new city of 400,000 people.
Solano County May Get to Vote on New City in November

California Forever, the company behind a proposed new city in Solano County, will submit a ballot measure seeking an exemption from local laws to allow development on the massive project to proceed.

Image caption: "Impact fees" add thousands to the cost of building new housing. The Supreme Court could end them.
SCOTUS Hears California Case That Could Make it Cheaper to Build Housing

The highest court in the land will soon decide how much leeway cities and counties have in offsetting new construction with fees to pay for infrastructure.

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Trial date set for Measure T after remand from higher court

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The measure banning short term vacation home rentals in residential zones is scheduled for trial again at the El Dorado Superior Court on Sept. 17. The trial court will review an issue on Measure T …

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