RSG Solutions

State of California’s May 2024 Budget Adjustment

May 13, 2024 By Dawna Morse, Associate The January 2024 Governor’s Budget totaled $300 billion to address a $37.9 billion shortfall resulting from misaligned revenues and increased expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget aimed to maintain service levels across essential public sectors, including healthcare and education. However, Governor Newsom’s recent announcement of the […]

City of Santa Rosa MSR and SOI Update

May 9, 2024  By Monroe Roush, Senior Analyst  The City of Santa Rosa has grown over the past decade, and that growth has brought both opportunities and challenges to the community when it comes to the provision of services. RSG worked with the Sonoma County Local Agency Formation Commission (“LAFCO”) on a Municipal Service Review […]

CALAFCO Staff Workshop: Successful District Reorganization

April 4, 2024 Join RSG’s Jim Simon and Brandon Fender at the 2024 CALAFCO Staff Workshop in Pleasanton, CA from April 24th – 26th! Brandon alongside Jennifer Stephenson from Plumas County LAFCO, Colette Santsche from Planwest Partners, Inc., and Schaelene Rollins from Rollins PR Consulting will lead an engaging panel session titled, “Successful District Reorganization: […]

Community Benefits Session at 2024 CALED Conference

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March 28, 2024 RSG will be moderating a workshop session titled “How to Capture Community Benefits from New Development” with the cities of Jurupa Valley, San Carlos, and South San Francisco at the California Association for Local Economic Development (“CALED”) Annual Conference. This event takes place in-person in Santa Rosa, CA from April 10-12. If […]

Exploring Tenant Protections or Rent Stabilization Solutions?

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February 29, 2024 As the affordability gap in California continues to widen, jurisdictions are actively seeking innovative ways to preserve and create housing. Across the state, many local governments are enhancing their tenant protection and rent stabilization ordinances to surpass state requirements. In the face of this pressing housing crisis, the debate between tenant and […]

Solana Beach Residential Relocation

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February 16, 2024 By Alex Lawrence, Senior Associate Jurisdictions are faced with larger than ever RHNA requirements and many are running out of vacant land to construct affordable housing to meet the needs of the community. As a result, the need to redevelop properties with existing tenants is increasing and while displacement is a sensitive […]

Assessing the Impact of Fresno’s Eviction Protection Program

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January 24, 2024 In partnership with the City of Fresno, RSG conducted a comprehensive assessment and prepared a report that showcases the City’s Eviction Protection Program’s successes, challenges, and opportunities for improvement. On May 13, 2021, the City of Fresno took a significant step by adopting an Eviction Protection Program (“EPP”) to safeguard tenants facing […]

New City in CA? Potential Mountain House Incorporation

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October 11, 2023 By Jim Simon, Principal For the first time in over 12 years, California may be welcoming a new city with the potential incorporation of Mountain House, a community of 28,000 residents just west of Tracy in San Joaquin County. Mountain House voters will be deciding on incorporation in March 2024 and if […]