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author: Low
co-authors: Bloom, Chiu, Wiener


Current law requires every city and county to maintain an inventory of land suitable for low-income residential development, but does not require that the land actually be available for development. This discrepancy limits residential housing construction and further exacerbates the California housing crisis. To address this inefficiency, AB 1397 requires that land listed in the inventory be fully available for development, and have water, sewer, and other utilities sufficient to support a housing development. (This bill is now law.)