Our view: Vote for me, and I’ll build 3.5 million homes. No, really

It’s easy to give an eye roll to pledges by the two leading candidates for governor to spur the building of 3.5 million new homes over seven years.

After all, California has never come close to 500,000 new housing units in a year — much less done it seven times on the trot. It’s open to question whether public or private financing markets could accommodate such a historic, explosive building boom, not to mention if construction workers could be found for it.

So the most charitable characterization…