For months now, California legislators have been decrying the state’s housing crisis. That crisis will soon be made worse by the Natomas Levee Improvement Plan, launched in Sacramento in 2007. The plan aims to reduce the area’s vulnerability to flooding and will make improvements to Garden Highway that runs atop the current levee. It was only this year, some residents learned, that the plan would seize and demolish their houses, in place for more than 30 years.
The Sacramento Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) is on record that it put out no general notice about the seizures and demolitions, which the government