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Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 812

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 812

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas) issued the following statement today after the Governor signed AB 812, her bill authorizing cities and/ or counties to set aside up to 10 percent of very low, low, or moderate-income housing units for working artists if they are within, or within one-half mile, of a state-designated cultural district or within the boundaries of a locally-designated cultural district.

“Artists often represent the lifeblood of our communities and help inform, document, and celebrate our cultural footprint. California has established 14 state-designated cultural districts and hundreds of locally-designated cultural districts to help preserve and highlight some of our state’s unique cultural and artistic communities, but too often, the very artists critical to the mission of these districts are priced out of living there.

That is why I was overjoyed to see the Governor sign my bill, AB 812, which will allow local governments that have worked to establish these cultural districts to set aside a portion of affordable housing units for the working artists so essential to nurturing and growing these communities.”


Assemblymember Tasha Boerner represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.