Cory Booker Understands Restrictive Zoning Codes Are a Problem. How Much Will That Matter for His Presidential Run?
A free marketer’s dream bill it is not, but the focus on removing local restrictions on housing supply are welcome nonetheless says Nick Zaiac, commercial freedom fellow at the R Street Institute. Zaiac tells Reason “CDBG funds have been used for pretty nasty urban renewal type decisions in the past. Having more rules on them and how their used would probably be a good thing.”
By threatening to take away funding from more restrictive municipalities, Booker’s bill includes a lot more stick compared to his carrot-offering competitors in the Democratic primary, says Zaiac.