Housing experts: Mere threat of “builder’s remedy” fast-tracks affordable housing development

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In this Opp Now exclusive, three experts (SJSU’s regional planning professor Kelly Snider, Bay Area Council’s senior VP Matt Regan, and California YIMBY’s research director Nolan Gray) parse the builder’s remedy provision of CA’s Housing Affordability Act—which lets developers bypass local zoning laws for affordable housing projects if that city’s Housing Element is noncompliant. The…

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Opinion: SJ’s pro-AI development proposal “absolutely the right call”

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Two San Jose AI companies—A-CX and InfoObjects—and UC Berkeley finance prof/AI researcher Anastassia Fedyk comment on Mayor Mahan and CM Cohen’s initiative to promote local artificial intelligence innovation. Making AI “approachable,” they explain, involves tapping into population density, university talent, and civic problem-solving. An Opp Now exclusive. Ilpo Niva, A-CX CEO and co-founder: Population density…

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