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New California legislation set to cause detrimental impacts to cities like Mission Viejo

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Amid staunch opposition from the City Council and League of California Cities in vehemently opposing AB 2011, which would strip local control and take decisions away from Mission Viejo residents, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed two new housing bills that will impact municipalities.  

AB 2011 (Wicks), the Housing and High Road Jobs Act of 2022, and SB 6 (Caballero), the Middle-Class Housing Act of 2022 both address a long-discussed method for increasing housing development potential by unlocking sites currently designated for commercial or retail uses, so long as developers use either increased labor or affordability standards.  

Read more about these detrimental bills and what they mean to cities like Mission Viejo.  


Submitted by Robert Morris on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 6:22 pm


Governor Nuisance aka Newsom is a tyrant at heart. He believes in big government and calling as many "shots" as he can. He has to be voted out of office!

Submitted by D Smith on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:01 pm


Mission Viejo and other California cities have dragged their feet on providing real housing solutions for DECADES creating the only state in the nation where per capita dwelling units continue to decline year over year. How long did they believe they could shirk their responsibility before the state was forced to offer their own solutions???

Submitted by hc on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:05 pm


If you're not happy with the current Governor and he DOES get reelected then you can always RELOCATE TO ANOTHER STATE.

Submitted by Alexandra Dreyer on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:06 pm


Newsom is an egomaniacal despot. Republicans who don't get out and vote should be as ashamed as the fools who voted for him.

Submitted by Richard Hanson on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:07 pm


As long as the majority of CA residents keep voting for Democrats we will continue to get laws that decrease the quality of live here.

Submitted by Richard Hanson on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:08 pm


As long as the majority of CA residents keep voting for Democrats we will continue to get laws that decrease the quality of life here.

Submitted by Christine H Engh on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 8:31 pm


I tried to send a letter oppose this bill and the legislation website was not accepting new view. ???????????
Chris Engh

Submitted by Thomas Howe on Thu, 09/29/2022 - 10:19 pm


I for one am pretty glad this bill passed. Maybe the city council can try extending the current housing laws like how they extended their own terms?

Submitted by Mike Hawk on Fri, 09/30/2022 - 3:03 pm


This is a great way forward to add new housing in our community. New market value and affordable housing is desperately needed in Orange County.
If this City Council really thinks this is detrimental, I will remember that come reelection time.

Submitted by Peggy Chamberlain on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 11:16 pm


OMG!! Great way to add new housing to our community???? Please reconsider the idea that BIG GOVERNMENT should be making decisions for all the little towns and big cities in California. LOCAL CONTROL is always better! Those who live, work, go to school and pay taxes in these towns or cities are the only people who should have a voice in the matter.

Submitted by Michael Rotcher on Wed, 10/12/2022 - 1:23 pm


So glad my city council tells me which state legislation I should oppose so that I don't have to do any actually thinking for myself. If only they would tell me what TV shows I should watch and books I should read. By the way, should I be reading books?

Submitted by Howard on Sun, 04/16/2023 - 10:33 pm


Government is Government, and Big Government is Big Government, and controls your property and your life, whether in Sacramento, City Hall, or the HOA.