February 12, 2019
Huntington Beach taken to court over lack of affordable housing
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - California is taking first-of-its-kind legal action against a city for standing in the way of affordable housing production.

Governor Newsom accuses the City of Huntington Beach of refusing to meet regional housing needs -- local actions that harm California families?ability to find affordable places to live and drive up housing costs for everyone.

The Governor approved legal action against ‘Surf City?for willfully refusing to comply with state housing law, even after extensive attempts to offer partnership and support from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

AB 72, which took effect January 1, 2018, allows the state to revoke a city or county’s existing housing plan compliance and to refer potential cases to the state Attorney General’s Office for litigation. The suit against Huntington Beach will be the first such case.

The Attorney General filed the suit against the city Friday.

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