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Last week was a busy one for very controversial housing bills in California. On this episode of Gimme Shelter, Matt and Liam discuss the major changes to SB 50, Sen. Scott Wiener's attempt to force cities to allow taller housing around transit, and a mixed bag for tenant groups in the Capitol, First, the Avocado of the Fortnight shout-outs some wonderful reporting (https://extras.mercurynews.com/pricewepay/)(3:45). Then some "mythbusting" around the new SB 50 (6:30)and Costa Hawkins reform (22:30). Matt and Liam then interview Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who has fiercely opposed SB 50 and is planning yet another ballot initiative on rent control (35:20). And finally an interview with Sen. Nancy Skinner, Democrat from Berkeley and co-author of SB 50 (55:50).

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