Oct. 12, 2021Senate 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. Yet
August 26, 2021 SB 9 is on the agenda above, meaning there is a SMALL CHANCE that SB 9 will be voted on today, Aug. 26, following after the badly flawed SB 8 goes up for a vote. SB 9 is listed as No. 36 on today's Assembly agenda for Thurs. August 26. Our
SB 9 Amendment Fails to Protect California Homeowners and Home Buyers from BlackRock and Wall Street
April 25, 2021 In a final effort to get widely criticized SB 9 approved by the California State Assembly, the bill's author announced an amendment — billed as a way to keep Wall Street and BlackRock-like investors from cashing in under SB 9 and outbidding California families trying to buy homes. As seen recently in
August 20, 2021 The California State Assembly Appropriations Committee this week sent SB 9 to the full Assembly for a vote in the coming days. A broad movement is urging a NO vote on SB 9, which will turn homeownership into a contact sport dominated by pension funds, rental giants and other deep pockets. “SB
(Photo: Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez) August 18, 2021 - The Los Angeles City Council voted today to officially oppose SB 9 and SB 10 in a morning session in which they piled withering criticisms on the bills by state Sen. President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and state Sen. Scott Wiener. The Los
Famed Urbanist Peter Calthorpe is Against Upzoning: Put Housing in Commercial Areas, DON’T Bulldoze Neighborhoods!
Map: El Camino Real runs 43 miles through Silicon Valley and can absorb 250,000 housing units instead of TEARING APART our neighborhoods. The Bay Area has 16,000 acres of underused commercial lots that could absorb 1.6M new units of housing. [May 24, 2021 Editor's Note: Famed Sustainable Communities author and urbanist Peter Calthorpe is a
Brilliant Nerd Stephen Punwasi: “Home Prices Are Rising As More Supply Is Built. That’s How It Works”
May 15, 2021 Fresh air from Canada, thanks to Stephen Punwasi, one of North America's top influencers in finance and risk. Writing for Better Dwelling, Punwasi explains something many California state legislators are ignorant of as they embrace the Scott Wiener ideology of forcing cities to approve dense luxury housing to help the poor. Read
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
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.
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