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By Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Special to Valley News 

Affordable California?


Last updated 10/25/2018 at 10:37pm

Upset about the high cost of living in California? Some call it the “Sunshine Tax,” the price residents pay to live here, but that price has become unbearable. Families, seniors and students are struggling to make ends meet.

Housing costs are a major factor. Depending on where people live, government fees and regulations can increase the cost of a new home by $50 to $150 thousand per unit, and permitting can take years and cost additional thousands. How can people even begin to discuss affordable housing without taking a serious look at costs imposed by government?

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