Builder's Remedy - Registration for Members

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Builder's Remedy - A Treatment for Housing Shortages?

Returning to In-Person Events!
Please note our new day and time!

Friday November 18th, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am PST
Helms Design Center
Doors open at 7:45 for breakfast and mingling before the panel begins

RSVP Required

For years many smaller cities in the Los Angeles region have approached development gingerly. Now some of these jurisdictions are facing hundreds to thousands of units by potentially using state laws to overcome restrictive zoning that has limited growth. Santa Monica is facing the addition of as many as 4,000 housing units, Redondo Beach is facing over 2,000 units in one project alone, and Beverly Hills, with at least one application so far, is facing 200 units, with more projects anticipated.  These jurisdictions may encounter an influx of new housing units -- whether they like them or not.

This explosive impending growth comes courtesy of the "Builder's Remedy," an obscure but recently potent provision in state housing law that essentially requires cities to permit new housing developments so long as they provide at least 20% affordable housing if those cities' housing elements fail to meet state approval. Barring a successful legal challenge, those new units are on the way.

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Redondo Beach are not the only cities in the Los Angeles region that are vulnerable to Builder's Remedy projects. In theory, many more thousands of units could be proposed by assertive and approved by cities under duress. To many housing advocates, the Builder's Remedy is operating exactly as it should, by forcing reluctant cities to accept new housing. To critics, it is an egregious, chaotic state overreach that may lead to thoughtless overdevelopment.

Please join WUF to discuss what the Builder's Remedy is and how it might affect our region.

Speakers
Dave Rand, Partner, Rand, Paster & Nelson, LLP
Jeff Kiernan, LA County Regional Public Affairs Manager, League of California Cities
Alex Fisch, Culver City Council Member and Attorney in the Natural Resource Law Section of the Attorney General’s Office for the California Department of Justice

Moderator
Max Dubler, Communications Manager, Abundant Housing LA


Registration Fees
$50 Members
$65 Non-Members
$10 Student Members
$15 Student Non-Members

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, November 16th, at 4:00 PM.  After Wednesday, November 16th, onsite registration will be available at the cost of an additional $10.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this day. 

Event Time
7:45 am - 9:30 am
7:45 am - Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30 am - Panel Discussion

Returning to In-Person!
We are excited to be returning to in-person events at the Helms Design Center! The Helms Design Center is located at the Helms Bakery campus at 8745 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.  Google map and directions

COVID UPDATE
Please note that while the use of a face mask will not be mandated, we highly encourage all of our attendees to wear a mask at all times while indoors.  

Transportation & Parking
The garage will be open for this event at 8711 Washington Blvd. You can also park in any of the other surface lots at Helms and walk to the Design Center. There is ample street parking, or you can arrive via the Expo Light Rail line that is located one block to the west of Helms Bakery.

Thanks to the generosity of our annual Sponsors, WUF has a small number of free tickets available to members of the community.  If you are not able to join as a member or purchase a ticket for this month's panel presentation, but would like to join us, please write us at info@westsideurbanforum to inquire if we have any remaining sponsor provided tickets. 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS…

As a non-profit organization we are dependent upon donations in order to continue our monthly programming.  Please keep this in mind when registering for this event; we appreciate contributions of any amount.

 

WHEN
November 18, 2022 at 7:45am - 9:30am
WHERE
Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Suzi Paine · · 310-283-2423
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