Source: LA Times
... Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) authored amendments to the law in 2014 and 2019 to tighten it. Umberg consulted with him on his own proposed amendment.
“When the Surplus Lands Act was passed, it was because the state recognized the need for more affordable housing,” Ting said in a press statement. “It’s clear that legislation is needed so that we aren’t seeing more local governments benefiting from violating the law.”