CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signs housing bills, announces additional funding for Homekey project

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1157 and SB 1190, which expand tenants’ rights, requiring landlords to help lower-income households build credit and broadening the circumstances in which tenants can terminate their leases without penalty.

On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bundle of housing-related bills intended to accelerate development and provide new rights to tenants, and he announced an additional $137 million in funding for the state’s pioneering Homekey project.
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Berkeley to redesign, reconceptualize transfer waste station

The city of Berkeley’s Public Works Department’s Zero Waste Division held workshops March 14 and 15 to review design concepts for its new transfer station — the city’s hub for “garbage, recyclables, compost and other materials” on Second and Gilman streets, as first reported by Berkeleyside.
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