March 6, 2022 Livable California on March 5 presented to its members a quick look at the 28 most worrisome/most promising laws under consideration by the California State Legislature for 2022 , including a few bills still alive from 2021. Our statewide membership, which is made up of city officials, community organizations, environmental advocates, homeowner
Oct. 20, 2021 (The slideshow above shows the hundreds of California fire severity zones. The slides start with San Diego, head north on the coast to Oregon, then turn inland and head south from Clear Lake Reservoir in NorCal to Indio in SoCal. One in six single-family homes in California is within a red, orange
July 10, 2021 Under SB 9, all but a handful of extremely remote places in California will escape the "urban" sprawl allowed by this bill. The same is true of SB 10, which exempts only a handful of small villages from reckless upzoning. Find your endangered village, town or city below on the List
July 9, 2021 [Letter sent by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz urging Californians to call their Assemblymember NOW!] Dear Friends and Neighbors, IT’S NOW OR NEVER! Are we going to stand idly by and let the Big Developers convince the state legislature to destroy our single-family neighborhoods, create parking nightmares and make it even
(SOAR Photo) Jan. 9, 2021 (updated July 8, 2021) SB 10 does two things: First, it lets city councils overturn voter-approved ballot measures that protect from overdevelopment local farmland, urban boundaries, shorelines, canyons — or that protect neighborhoods from overdevelopment by enacting height limits or other concepts. Second, SB 10 allows hundreds of cities
June 10, 2021 / SB 9 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: SB 9’s authors call it a duplex bill that allows split lots in single-family areas. Only after intense pressure from critics including Livable California did the authors concede that the bill
June 10, 2021 / SB 10 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: In 2011, the state defunded affordable housing during a fiscal crisis, and never put back the $1.5 billion funding that flowed each year to cities (now worth $1.78B per year). In
By Nick Waranoff, January 20, 2021: SB 9 Fact Sheet: Understanding the proposed up-zoning law that would end single-family zoning in California SB 9 would allow 8 units where there is now one lot (one parcel). A city, however, would not be required to approve more than 6 units. Here is how this would happen.
SB 1120 is BACK as SB 9: Kills Single-Family Streets! SB 902 is BACK as SB 10: 10-Unit Apartments Everywhere!
Dec. 16, 2020: State Sen. Scott Wiener and his allies in the legislature on Dec. 8 reintroduced the two worst of their 9 Bad Bills from 2020, SB 1120 and SB 902 — now renamed SB 9 and SB 10. For a list of California land-use and housing bills proposed in early December for
[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