We just received a new batch of public records from University of California, Davis that shows notes and names of attendees from a series of YIMBY upzoning meetings.
We knew that UC Davis Professor Christopher Elmendorf wrote significant portions of our housing element, but now we know that he and his YIMBY proponents were using it as the “recommended ‘model'” to follow. Read the notes:
“Culver City is also passing Chris’ recommended ‘model’ housing element language, and is also looking to end exclusionary zoning.”
This is significant because it demonstrates external pressure on our elected officials, staff, and appointed commissioners.