Feb. 7, 2021 Vancouver's high-profile professor, planner and author, Patrick Condon, told more than 160 California community leaders at the Livable California Teleconference on Feb. 6, 2021 that "upzoning" of neighborhoods drives up housing costs and cannot create affordable housing. Many participants asked us to make his powerful presentation and his new book, Sick
[Published by permission of 48hills.org] The mystery of Newsom’s 3.5 million housing units shortage The data shows that the figure the governor still uses to justify his policies is just wrong. By ZELDA BRONSTEIN OCTOBER 9, 2020 “Today,” tweeted California Yimby staffer Louis Mirante on September 28, “the Gov signed 3 Ca YIMBY-sponsored bills. That’s
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
News update: Heavy-hitter Black leaders in California came out swinging Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Town Hall against SB 1120, including Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove; Emeritus Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson; and former Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry. Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, who led the city's fight against SB 50,
Testify against SB 1120 and SB 902 on Tuesday Aug. 18, by calling in to the state Assembly Appropriations Committee to tell legislators that these put homes in their district on the chopping block! (We explain how you call in to testify Tuesday morning. CLICK HERE!) SB 1120 and SB 902, the two worst
The biased Los Angeles Times won't explain, but we will: $1.5B annually was taken from cities who used it to build low-income and moderate-income housing. Our affordability crisis is explained in this highly readable study of the biggest thing, by far, that's gone wrong.
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
Sen. Anthony Portantino's SB 1299 would help cities create housing by reusing idled big box stores and other stores harmed by e-commerce, and hit a second time by COVID. The bill would reward cities who gave up cherished commercial lands for housing. SB 1299 is rare in Sacramento, where many legislators instead
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.
Robert Silverstein Video on SB 1085: A Housing Bill Richly Rewards Developers & Hurts Working People
Judges keep siding with Los Angeles attorney Robert Silverstein as he fights to save low-income Hollywood from skyscrapers. So naturally, he is appalled by SB 1085, a bill that must have been written by developers.