How California’s AB 1851 Is Beneficial for Climate Policy
“How can AB 1851 by Assemblymember Wicks lead to more sustainable and resilient living in California?”
At present faith communities in the state of California are unable to build housing on parking lots that they own. However, this could all change with the introduction of a single bill. AB 1851 by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks of the East Bay would allow for faith-based institutions to replace any parking lots that they own with housing. Since a disproportionate amount of potential housing would be close to centers of faith, not only would it decrease car travel and therefore emissions but also increase societal resilience by allowing for greater cohesion and community. This is How California’s AB 1851 Is Beneficial for Climate Policy.