Construction workers work on the Ice Blocks project, which will bring 150 units of high-density housing to the midtown area of Sacramento. A new state study says California needs to build 180,000 new housing units each year to keep pace with the state’s growing population.
Construction workers work on the Ice Blocks project, which will bring 150 units of high-density housing to the midtown area of Sacramento. A new state study says California needs to build 180,000 new housing units each year to keep pace with the state’s growing population. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Construction workers work on the Ice Blocks project, which will bring 150 units of high-density housing to the midtown area of Sacramento. A new state study says California needs to build 180,000 new housing units each year to keep pace with the state’s growing population. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee