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
Oct. 12, 2021 Senate Bill 9 ends single-family zoning to allow four homes where one now stands. It was signed by Gov. Newsom, backed by 73 of 120 legislators and praised by many media. Yet a respected pollster found 71% of California voters oppose SB 9. During the 2021 firestorms, SB 9 sailed through approvals.
September 16, 2021 Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed SB 9 and its cousin bill, SB 10, two deeply flawed and troubling bills that target single-family areas for density but with different approaches. Neither bill requires any affordable housing to alleviate California's affordability crisis. And SB 9 is the first housing bill signed in California's climate-change/
August 6, 2021 Journalists and some lawmakers still believe that SB 9 and SB 10, opposed by thousands of Californians, won't be applied in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones that run from the Mexican border on the south to the Wine Country on the north, almost without pause. Let’s get this straight before