We are delighted when we see a really good piece of reporting. Compliments to Michael Smolens, columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, for a job well done in his March 11, 2020 column, "Housing Debate Needs to Get Facts Straight." Smolens delves into the huge variations in claims about the size of California's housing shortage. Those
THE LATEST: A game-changing study from Embarcadero Institute shows our major cities are fast-approving TOO MUCH luxury housing, under rules set by the legislature. Even as we speak, the legislature is producing MORE SB 50 lookalike bills that reward MORE luxury housing! Remember that old definition of insanity? THREE BAD BILLS WE'LL FIGHT IMMEDIATELY A
Livable California Applauds SB 50’s Defeat, Urges Media Fairness and Sacramento Rethinking of Housing
PRESS RELEASE / CONTACT: [email protected] Livable California Applauds SB 50's Defeat, Urges Media Fairness and Sacramento Rethinking of Housing Following the defeat of Sen. Scott Wiener's market-rate housing Senate Bill 50 this week, we urge journalists to set aside assumptions, stated as fact, that we know to be untrue — the most concerning of these
(Livable California Editor's Note: Livable California applauds the LA County division of the League of Cities for rejecting Scott Wiener's unprecedented law, SB 50, which would remove land-use powers from more than 400 towns and cities and hand that power to PRIVATE DEVELOPERS. In the below White Paper, diverse city officials representing working-class and middle-class
7 TALKING POINTS against SB 50 for California City Officials and Community Leaders SB 50 is an unprecedented taking of local planning powers that hands city and community decision-making directly to luxury housing developers. It provides no help for cities to recover from developers’ disruption of low-income neighborhoods, communities of color and single-family neighborhoods.
On June 1st , Susan Kirsch, the founder of Livable California, announced her resignation from the Board of Directors of our organization to pursue new opportunities and challenges. Our Board wishes Susan all the best in her future endeavors. She was the motive force behind our organization and she will be hard to replace. While