On Thursday night, September 14th, with little time to spare before the end of this year’s legislative session, the state Assembly provided the 54 votes needed to pass my highest-priority bill, SB 2. The next day, the Senate sent the bill to the Governor for his signature.
SB 2 -- the Building Homes and Jobs Act -- has been a labor of love of mine for seven years, and with the help of many of my colleagues and countless housing, business, labor and environmental advocates, as well as my tenacious staff, we got it across the finish line. Governor Brown has signaled that he will sign the bill, and I am grateful for his support.
SB 2 will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing, generating an estimated $250 million each year.