California state housing policy and RHNA allocation are all subjects of discussion and policy debate for their merits and actual impact on the housing market. However, the City must develop a compliant Housing Element and related zoning or it will face the loss of local control for land use, risk substantial fines, lose access to State grant funds, become vulnerable to lawsuits from developers and affordable housing advocates and open the gates to ‘Builder’s Remedy’ applications that completely bypass many local land use rules. Builder’s Remebedy promises the loss of City authority to review and limit developments.