All the good work of our city council last year in modifying Encinitas' implementation of state density bonus law is at risk of being thrown out the window. Among other tweaks, the council changed city law to allow rounding down, not up, on the number of density bonus units where allowed under existing state law. Current law has multiple stages where rounding is involved, only some of which explicitly require rounding up.
Meet AB 744, by Assemblyman Ed Chau, chairman of the Housing and Community Development committee. It not only mandates rounding up to higher density at every stage, but also greatly reduces parking requirements for high-density developers.
The bill is obviously heavily backed by the developer lobby and stands a very good chance of passing unless there is a large, public uprising against it.