Pandemic is not an excuse to block new housing, state warns city

Pandemic is not an excuse to block new housing, state warns city

A developer plans to tear down a shopping center in Simi Valley to build hundreds of new homes, including 83 affordable units. But elected officials have postponed all land-use hearings, blaming the pandemic. A city hiding behind the pandemic to avoid approving new housing gets another stern warning from the state. And criminal justice advocates are calling […]