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
[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 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! Sunday Aug 30: Growing opposition to SB 1120 led to a delay by the Assembly in voting on the bill. We think state Senate boss Toni Atkins didn't have enough votes to it passed by the Assembly on Sunday! Atkins and her closest ally Wiener have been unable to get enough votes
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
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,
Few Californians — or legislators — realized Scott Wiener's SB 902 was as horrific as SB 1120. In hidden language, SB 902 allows city councils to override voter initiatives that protect shores, open space, urban boundaries — any cherished land. Luckily, our volunteer bill analysts spotted Wiener's attack on our 108-year-old right to