NEWS UPDATE: On Saturday Aug. 29, the California state senate APPROVED AB 725, cousin to SB 1120, in a split vote. Needing 21 votes, it got 23. An unfortunate outcome. Now the two houses will have a meeting called "concurrence" to work out lingering details. Then, the bill goes to Gov. Newsom. We hope
In a major criticism of the California legislature's 2020 housing plans, dozens of elected officials from across the state on Aug. 20 urged legislators to "suspend all activity on land-use bills" until the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are known. In searing language, the California Alliance of Local Electeds (CALE) said that even as the
Today, call and email Gov. Gavin Newsom, who we hear is unhappy about SB 1120, a blatant gift to market-rate developers that wipes out home-ownership and stable communities, and shatters Sacramento's COVID-19 promise to encourage truly affordable housing. Ask Gov. Newsom to VETO SB 1120 if it makes it to his desk! https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/ Some 21
To get your letter opposing a bad bill read by the most powerful committee, you must use the State Portal, a Byzantine, bizarre barrier to reaching key legislators. So LEARN IT here. Using The Portal is crucial.
SB 50 is Hiding In 9 bad bills: SB 1120, SB 902, SB 1085, SB 995 AND AB 725, AB 1279, AB 2345, AB 3040, AB 3107
Editor's Note - This News was Published in June - Bills Have Changed - This Article is now Obsolete.For the latest Bill Information See our ACT page HERESacramento is trying to revive the hated SB 50 via 9 Bad Bills. Without your intervention, by contacting your own senator and your own assemblymember, many of the
Attorney Robert Silverstein Video: Californians Face Disastrous Density in SB 1120, SB 902, SB 1085 & AB 725
He's great in court, and great on absurd housing bills that will drive up cost, harm the poor, and destroy thriving communities. Sound like a plan? Robert Silverstein weighs in with vivid criticisms.
Silverstein slams AB 725, a land-use dictate sent by legislators to cities and communities: "You must allow market-rate density and demolition on your residential streets," for an imagined near-future population that is not coming to slow-growth California, according to the US Census. This is a gift to developers, and the worst housing bill
Bullet Point Analysis — Reasons to Oppose SB 902 (Wiener), the “Attack on Democratic Voting Rights” Bill It sounds far-fetched, but SB 902 is "greased" for approval in California state Senate committees. Yet it contains a major anti-democracy clause that went unnoticed due to its original convoluted wording: It empowers cities and counties to UNDO
AB 725 was written for Bay Area Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks by YIMBY California, a well-heeled group opposed to single-family homes and yards. AB 725 is a de facto, massive up-zoning of thousands of working-class and middle-class California streets — to destroy family homes and make way for pricey apartments. This disastrous ultra-density bill requires