Butte County housing bill passed by State Assembly

The State Assembly voted Monday to pass AB 430, a bill that will expedite housing production in the aftermath of Camp Fire.

Posted: May 20, 2019 4:31 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The State Assembly voted Monday to pass AB 430, a bill that will expedite housing production in the aftermath of Camp Fire.

The bill will help alleviate the housing crisis in Butte County and the surrounding areas by streamlining the environmental process for certain projects. The bill allows housing projects that meet specified criteria to utilize an expedited ministerial review process. 

The bill, which was championed by Assemblyman James Gallagher, faced strict opposition from the Chico City Council including Mayor Randall Stone. 

The council voted to not support the bill in a council meeting on May 10. 

“I am thankful for the bipartisan support and recognition from my colleagues that the extraordinary circumstances of the Camp Fire require immediate action to help provide housing for fire victims,” said Assemblyman Gallagher. “I appreciate all the stakeholders that have come to the table to be part of the solution and provided valuable feedback to create a better piece of legislation." 

The bill will now head to the Senate for further consideration. 

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