Ambitious housing bill SB 50 gets shelved until next year

South Bonnie Brae Tract Historical District, Pico-Union district, Los Angeles, California. The 1890's Victorian Queen Anne Style houses are Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments. Photo credit: Los Angeles/CC 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

California State Senator Scott Wiener’s controversial housing bill, SB 50, has been shelved for debate until next year. It would have forced cities like LA and San Francisco to build more housing along transit lines and in neighborhoods dominated by single-family homes.