Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a raft of bills in the past week aimed at solving the housing crisis in California. Several of the new laws try to streamline new housing projects and make it harder for cities to block development. Santa Cruz Local looks at how the new laws might play out in the City of Santa Cruz.

Editor’s note: This episode has been updated to correct a description of the types of housing to which AB1482 applies. AB1482’s rent cap and just cause eviction rules do not apply to the majority of single-family homes.

SB330, a new California law, impacts how the City of Santa Cruz can change housing density along Soquel Avenue. (Jacob Meyberg Guzman — Contributed)

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Kara Meyberg Guzman is the CEO and co-founder of Santa Cruz Local. ​Prior to Santa Cruz Local, she served as the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s managing editor. She has a biology degree from Stanford University and lives in Santa Cruz.

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Stephen Baxter is a co-founder and editor of Santa Cruz Local. He covers Santa Cruz County government.