I know what I would do in response to this, refuse to build a fucking bus stop in that state.
The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that cities and counties may require developers to provide below-market-rate housing as a condition of a building permit.
The decision is expected to make it easier for Los Angeles and other cities with housing shortages to force developers to build or pay for affordable housing.
“There is no reason why a municipality may not ... [require] new developments to set aside a percentage of its proposed units for sale at a price that is affordable to moderate or low income households,” Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote for the court.Snip
Monday's decision stemmed from a constitutional challenge of an affordable housing ordinance passed in San Jose five years ago.
The state building industry, backed by real estate groups, sued and blocked the city from enforcing the law. Developers contended it was unconstitutional “taking” of private property.
The law requires developers building 20 or more housing units to offer 15% at below-market rates or pay into a city fund.
Nearly 200 cities and counties have passed some version of the law.
“Providing affordable housing is a strong, perhaps even compelling, governmental interest. But it is an interest of the government,” Chin wrote. “The community as a whole should bear the burden of furthering this interest, not merely some segment of the community.”
So the argument the court used in the San Jose case was that the government there has this incentive that allows the developers to build the low income units cheaper than the regular ones.
That can't be a good thing.
You get what you pay for comes to mind and I have seen some real shoddy crap thrown up in a hurry before.
So the State with this decision, is officially enforcing Socialism by forcing developers to build things they do not want to build to benefit people who do not want to work because they can get low cost or free housing from the State.
Quite the system they have going.
First I would tell the State that if they want to force someone to build cheap housing that they should contact someone who gives a shit.
Then I would pack up my holdings and move somewhere far away that doesn't allow the government that kind of say in how I invest my time and money.
I am so thankful that I don't live there anymore myself, I'm thinking they need to put up a fence around that place.
Maybe the State could force someone to do that for me, cheap.