Regulatory Sources of Housing Woes Get Airing at CalChamber Meeting

 Greg McWilliams, Hasan Ikharta, and Greg Bielli
CalChamber Board member Greg McWilliams (left), chief policy officer of Five Point Communities, and Hasan Ikharta, CEO of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), speak at the CalChamber Board of Directors meeting in La Jolla on March 10. Appearing at the invitation of CalChamber Chair Greg Bielli (right photo), president and CEO of Tejon Ranch Company, McWilliams and Ikharta share comments and anecdotes about how the state’s housing shortfall and homelessness crisis have been exacerbated by often-conflicting actions of unelected regulatory bodies focused on their own concerns. The entities include state and local boards governing air resources, water, planning and research, and even the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).