By Nick Waranoff, January 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 parcel (one lot). A city, however, would not be required to approve more than 6 units. Here is how this would happen. 1.
SB 10 Would Let California City Councils Upend Voter-Protected Lands for Development: SB 10 Fact Sheet
(SOAR Photo) SB 10 does two things: It lets a simple majority on a city council overturn voter-approved ballot initiatives that protect open space and land, and that protect neighborhoods, on such issues as height limits. SB 10 also allows cities to approve 10-unit market-rate apartments almost anywhere, regardless of zoning. SB 10 is a
SB 1120 is BACK as SB 9: Kills Single-Family Streets! SB 902 is BACK as SB 10: 10-Unit Apartments Everywhere!
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 2021, go here.
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
Wiener-Atkins Plan to Bring Son of SB 1120 Back Very Soon! To Upend Your Street with Dense, Unaffordable Homes
Incredibly, Scott Wiener and Toni Atkins are going to make ANOTHER push for massive market-rate density forced upon thousands of single-family streets statewide. The bill does not yet have a name, but Son of SB 1120 is coming soon. How do we get this pair to understand that California needs one thing in the housing
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
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