Gov. Newsom’s budget punishes cities for not building new housing

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Governor Gavin Newsom at KCRW. Photo by Christopher Ho/KCRW

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants L.A. and other cities to build more housing, and he’s using a carrot and stick approach. The carrot: $500 million to cities that reach their goals. Stick: if they don’t, they risk losing transportation funding.