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SF Chronicle: ADUs Could Be Sold Separately From Homes Under Bill Passed By CA Legislature

Two state bills that could boost construction of ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, moved to the governor’s desk Monday.

AB1033, by Assembly Member Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, allows cities to decide whether property owners can sell ADUs separately, as condos, from the primary home. 

Another Ting measure, AB976, also passed and would permanently ban local ordinances that require property owners to live in their ADU — effectively removing barriers that would otherwise prohibit ADUs to be used as rental properties. 

SacTown Podcast: Interview with Phil Ting

This week we welcome to the program Assembly Member Phil Ting. Ting represents Assembly District 19 and serves as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. We discuss Ting’s career, education access, affordability, housing, and more.

CalMatters: Soaring Chronic Absenteeism In CA Schools Is At ‘Pivotal Moment’

As a new school year gets underway in California, districts are desperately trying to lure thousands of missing, tardy and truant students back to the classroom in what many view as a pivotal moment for education in California.

In 2021-22, 30% of students in California’s public schools were chronically absent, an all-time high and more than three times the pre-pandemic rate. Advocates fear that unless schools can reverse the trend, so many students will fall behind that they may never catch up.

KCBS Radio: Eliminating “Legacy Admissions” in Universities Evens The Playing Field

Affirmative action is no longer legal in college admissions, after it was outlawed this summer by the U.S. Supreme Court. But many universities still give preference to so-called “legacies”, The children of alumni and prominent donors.

A recent report found that at at least three colleges in California, some of those applicants get in even when they’re not qualified for admission. An attempt to ban legacy admissions in the Golden State fell short four years ago, but now the author of that bill wants to try again.