Tonight, the small Bay Area city of Brisbane will consider if it will support any housing on a 640-acre parcel of land bordering San Francisco.
A collection of state lawmakers are urging city leaders to say yes to housing development.
"The Bay Area and California are in this housing crisis for a long list of reasons, but the fundamental issue is that we simply do not have enough housing that our residents can afford," said the joint statement from four Democratic legislators, Sen. Scott Wiener and Assemblymen David Chiu, Kevin Mullin and Phil Ting. "California got here as the result of thousands of decisions, like the one being considered by the Brisbane City Council tonight, where the question was should we build housing and, if so, how much should we build. Too often the answer has been to either build no housing, or to build very little of it."