October 4, 2022
California removes hurdles to building teacher housing
By DIANA LAMBERT
Newly signed legislation loosening zoning requirements will soon make it easier for California school districts to build affordable housing for their teachers and other staff.
It is the latest in a series of bills passed by lawmakers over the last seven years to remove hurdles around building teacher housing. The new legislation, part of a suite of 41 housing bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week, will allow staff housing to be built on any property owned by a school district without requiring the district to request zoning changes from city or county officials.
It will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2024 to Jan. 1, 2033.
“Teachers and staff are leaving because the skyrocketing cost of living and stagnant salaries make it almost impossible to afford living in the communities where they teach,” said Assemblyman Richard Bloom, the author of the legislation. “We are hemorrhaging talented teachers, which ultimately negatively impacts the quality of a public education for our kids. We can do better. AB 2295 gives school districts an essential tool in addressing staffing challenges by utilizing properties they already own.”
August 17, 2022
City Council to Hold Public Hearing to Extend Gun Store Moratorium
BY Craig Sherwood
City staff has requested more time to look into a more complete and comprehensive solution to the 14 current gun retailers in Burbank, operating in about a five-square-mile radius.
While it will not shut down any of the current gun stores in business, they do hope to “Identify the appropriate regulatory measures for the placement of future “firearms retail uses,” including but not limited to the establishment of a cap on the number of firearms retailers, a buffer/distance separation requirement for new firearms retailers from sensitive land uses and existing firearms retailers, a new discretionary review process, and consideration of specific zones where new firearms retailers may be established and operate” according to the staff report.
All this new hearing will do is extend the moratorium from September 9, 2022, to July 24, 2023, to give staff more time to look at what local controls the City can put in place.
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Business & Community Expo + Beer & Wine Garden
Time & Location 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM July 30, 2022
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts - Pavilion & East Lawn
Santa Rosa, CABeer & Wine Garden closes at 3:30pmGuests & Special Performances at 3:30pm
This event is facilitated by The Small Business Hardship Fund - Sonoma County (SBHF). Sponsorship and exhibitor fees will be used to cover the cost of event and additional revenue will be used to fund the SBHF's local grant program. To learn more about the SBHF, visit our website.
For more information, please visit our website at https://www.smallbusinesshardshipfund.com/ or call Sally Lopez at (707) 483-4502. Expo Features
FREE Admission to Expo
Family Friendly Expo
Over 100 Exhibitors - Vendors
Over 800 Attendees