The Orange County Council of Governments' lawsuit claims SoCal does not need the number of homes estimated, and OC cities should be responsible for a tiny fraction of what the state assigned. The lawsuit aims to reduce the amount of affordable housing built in OC.
At its core, this is exclusionary NIMBYism, and it distracts from what elected leaders should be doing: working with city staff and residents to find sites for the housing we need.
Sign the petition to urge OCCOG to drop the lawsuit.
The LA Times' Daily Pilot interviewed our director, Elizabeth Hansburg. Full article available here.
If successful, this lawsuit will hurt those who are most vulnerable to displacement and homelessness by exempting cities from planning for their fair share of affordable housing in high opportunity communities.
OC Council of Governments is wasting time suing the state when they should be planning for our communities' housing needs. Use your voice.
Tell Orange County leaders we need more homes, not more lawsuits.