Nos. A159320, A159658.

68 Cal.App.5th 820 (2021)

283 Cal. Rptr. 3d 877

CALIFORNIA RENTERS LEGAL ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION FUND et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CITY OF SAN MATEO et al., Defendants and Respondents; TONY MEHMET GUNDOGDU et al., Real Parties in Interest; ROB BONTA, as Attorney General, etc., Intervener and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Four.

September 10, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Holland & Knight, Jennifer L. Hernandez , Daniel R. Golub and Emily M. Lieban for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Miller Starr Regalia, Bryan W. Wenter ; and Paul B. Campos for Building Industry Association—Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, Bay Area Council and Housing Action Coalition as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Matthew Gelfand for Californians for Homeownership and June Babiracki Barlow for California Association of Realtors® as Amici Curiae for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Reed Smith, Raymond A. Cardozo and Kathryn M. Bayes for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Christopher S. Elmendorf , Michelle Wilde Anderson , Anika Singh Lemar and Dave Owen for Law Professors as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Goldfarb & Lipman, Dolores Bastian Dalton , Barbara E. Kautz , James T. Diamond, Jr. , Rye P. Murphy ; and Shawn Mason , City Attorney, for Defendants and Respondents.

Rural County Representatives of California, Arthur J. Wylene : and Jennifer B. Henning for California State Association of Counties as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.

Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, Andrew L. Jared and Matthew T. Summers for League of California Cities as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents.

Xavier Becerra and Rob Bonta , Attorneys General, Thomas S. Patterson and Daniel A. Olivas , Assistant Attorneys General, Mark R. Beckington , Christina Bull Arndt , Jonathan M. Eisenberg and David Pai , Deputy Attorneys General, for Intervener and Respondent.


"California has a housing supply and affordability crisis of historic proportions." (Gov. Code, § 65589.5, subd. (a)(2)(A).)1 This "despite the fact that, for decades, the Legislature has enacted numerous statutes intended to significantly increase...

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