Assemblyman Levine crafts Marin bill to ease pressure for denser development

Supporters of the bill say it would correct a legal misnomer, which incorrectly classifies Marin as a metropolitan instead of a suburban county. The bill would ease pressure on the three Marin jurisdictions to zone some properties for as many as 30 units per acre.

"Because of a 2004 bill, the county of Marin with a population of 250,000 was somehow designated metropolitan while a county like Santa Clara with a population of 1.9 million was designated as suburban," said Levine, D-San Rafael. "It's this weird anomaly that we're trying to correct."

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