Gallagher Explains Camp Fire Housing Bill

Sep 10, 2019

Flames consume the town of Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, November 8, 2019.
Credit Noah Berger / AP Photo

A bill temporarily easing regulation and oversight of certain types of construction awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom.

Introduced and carried by North State Assemblyman James Gallagher, Assembly Bill 430 suspends certain aspects of California’s landmark environmental regulations and limits some avenues typically used by opponents to delay or block projects.

I reached the assemblyman at his office via skype, and began our conversation by asking to quickly explain what the bill would achieve.