A reprint from John Cox for Governor website (9/30/18):
JOHN COX: “I CAN FIX THE HOUSING SHORTAGE”
It shouldn’t cost twice as much to build a house in California as in other states. I’ve spent decades building and renovating housing in other states at less than half the California cost. Red tape, taxes, sweetheart contract deals, fees and outdated environmental rules have created this problem. The answer is to streamline the approval process for building housing and remove the artificial barriers put in place by the lobbyists and politicians. Elect me Governor and we’ll start swinging hammers again at job sites across California.
It’s not every year you see Buildings as part of a governor’s campaign platform!
Well here it is 2 years later and we see Cox running for Governor of California again. I browsed the new campaign website and found Cox made an interesting point about the role of architecture with respect to homelessness. I firmly believes that lowering the cost of housing in California will help with the huge number of homeless we have in California.