Gov. Gavin Newsom passes SB 9, ending single-family zoning in CA

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On Sept. 16, California Gov. Gavin Newsom passed three state bills geared toward addressing the housing crisis and zoning regulations.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several housing-focused bills Sept. 16, one of which effectively ends single-family zoning in the state. SB 9, the bill in question, allows duplexes to be built in single-family zones and gives homeowners the ability to subdivide existing lots into residential areas, according to the bill.
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