(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