ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — Facing a shortage of 3.5 million houses, some California lawmakers want developers to build more apartments and other housing closer to public transportation — even if it means overriding local zoning laws. The legislation is aimed at attacking a housing crisis in California, which has some of the nation's highest home prices and an alarming growth in homelessness. The problem was on display Tuesday when supporters of homeless women living illegally in a vacant Oakland home interrupted a news conference on the measure to protest their plight. But some local governments object to the proposal because they say the state should not tell them how to manage growth in their communities. A similar proposal stalled in the Legislature last year
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