SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In their latest bid to combat California's affordable housing crisis, state lawmakers announced a package of bills to limit development fees that can add tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home.
However, local governments depend heavily on the fees, which typically are used to pay for schools, roads and parks.
Lawmakers said they were discussing those needs but have not yet decided how the fees might be replaced.
Two bills address affordable housing, one by having the state reimburse local governments that waive impact fees on affordable projects, the other by reducing impact fees on affordable housing built in densely populated areas.
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