How to destroy municipal zoning authority…and put zoning attorneys out of business, with Caleb Rhodes

How to destroy municipal zoning authority…and put zoning attorneys out of business, with Caleb Rhodes

In early 2022, Arizona municipalities and cities were shocked to learn about a proposed bill in the Arizona State Legislature that would drastically handcuff municipal zoning authority in order to bring more affordable housing to market. We call it the Zoning Attorney Job Killer legislation. Thankfully, it didn’t advance, but the bill started a conversation about how Arizona might consider tackling the affordability issue facing housing today. Caleb Rhodes, Majority Policy Advisor at the Arizona House of Representatives, gives some background and insight on what might be on the horizon down at the State Capitol.