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Gov. Brown signs bill cracking down on L.A. 'veto' for homeless housing

Gov. Brown signs bill cracking down on L.A. 'veto' for homeless housing

In Los Angeles, members of the City Council have had the power to block funding for homeless and affordable housing projects by refusing to hand over a required letter.

Critics have sued the city over it, denouncing the rule as an unfair and arbitrary “pocket veto.”

Now the city must get rid of that requirement — or end up losing out on state funding for housing projects.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Thursday that would prevent state...

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