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Losing Ground: How Taxpayer Subsidies and Balkanized Governance Prop Up Home Building in Wildfire and Flood Zones

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Author(s): Bill Boyarsky; Emmett Berg

Funder(s): James Irvine Foundation; David Schwartz Foundation

Funder(s): James Irvine Foundation; David Schwartz Foundation

Special Collection: CGS

Topic: Environment (Buildings and structures)
Government (Public administration)

Keywords: Government subsidies; Building

Type: Report

Coverage: California

Abstract:

CGS study finds that hidden subsidies and fragmented governance encourage homebuilding in disaster-prone, environmentally pristine foothills.