(The above photo of Redondo Beach's "Tall and Skinnies" shows how SB 9 and SB 10 would decimate yards and overrun single-family streets. But the dense 4-plexes in the photo above are half the density allowed by SB 9 and SB 10, which would jam 8 to 10 market-rate units on the lots depicted above,
Feb. 23, 2021 Maria and Jeff Kalban with United Neighbors presented in a teleconference with Livable California on Saturday Feb 20, 2021. United Neighbors is a coalition of neighborhood residential groups. Their common goal is to protect single-family neighborhoods while supporting affordable and equitable housing for all. They believe the rights of all residents of
Feb. 21, 2021 Respected California legislative expert Dan Carrigg of Renne Public Policy Group has announced that SB 9, a copycat of last year's divisive Senate Bill 1120, lets developers pave over single-family communities to erect dense 8-unit projects, and possibly 10 units, where 1 home stands today. The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco
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
Most journalists believed that SB 1120, California’s banner housing bill for 2020, was a modest “duplex” bill. SB 1120 failed because enough people realized it was a radical experiment to transform single-family homes into 8-unit market-rate rentals. (Google Earth photo above: SB 1120 would make single-family streets far more dense than these streets in the
In a meltdown Sacramento hasn't seen in years, state Senate boss Toni Atkins' gentrification and displacement bill, SB 1120, died early today — amidst shouting, legislators' mics cut off by enemies and other self-inflicted wounds. In the chaos, Atkins' entire "housing package" died, as bills ran into a legal deadline of 12:01 am, Sept. 1.
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