“No low rent housing project shall hereafter be developed, constructed, or acquired in any manner by any state public body until, a majority of the qualified electors of the city, town or county, as the case may be, in which it is proposed to develop, construct, or acquire the same, voting upon such issue, approve such project.”
If you aren’t familiar with Article 34, strap yourself in. Yes that is actual text from our California Constitution. It’s a racist anti-housing law that makes it unnecessarily difficult to build low-income housing in California by requiring that voters approve any and all affordable housing plans in their town or city.
Senators Ben Allen and Scott Wiener have proposed putting a repeal of Article 34 on the ballot in November. Join us in telling Sacramento that this law needs to die.