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A bill being considered by California lawmakers to force cities into making sure there’s more homes around public transit moves another step forward. Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco drafted the legislation which passed thru the Senate Governance and Finance committee Wednesday. But Senator Mike McGuire, the chair of the committee says a one size fits all approach across the state won’t really work. Some of the wording was changed by Wiener ahead of the vote so that counties with less than 600,000 people didn’t have to strictly follow the guidelines set out here. The bill has an uphill battle though, with some cities calling it an encroachment on local control.

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