SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

A Los Angeles-based nonprofit sued California on Wednesday to halt the implementation of a new housing law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last week that allows cities to rezone certain urban neighborhoods for small apartment buildings.

The law, Senate Bill 10, will let cities and counties pass ordinances that pave way for up to 10 units on a parcel in transit- and jobs-rich areas. The law allows the local governments to streamline the environmental review process in efforts to quickly rezone single-family neighborhoods in the interest of building more housing.