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
July 10, 2021 Under SB 9, all but a handful of extremely remote places in California will escape the "urban" sprawl allowed by this bill. The same is true of SB 10, which exempts only a handful of small villages from reckless upzoning. Find your endangered village, town or city below on the List
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
Testify against SB 1120 and SB 902 on Tuesday Aug. 18, by calling in to the state Assembly Appropriations Committee to tell legislators that these put homes in their district on the chopping block! (We explain how you call in to testify Tuesday morning. CLICK HERE!) SB 1120 and SB 902, the two worst
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
To get your letter opposing a bad bill read by the most powerful committee, you must use the State Portal, a Byzantine, bizarre barrier to reaching key legislators. So LEARN IT here. Using The Portal is crucial.
SB 50 is Hiding In 9 bad bills: SB 1120, SB 902, SB 1085, SB 995 AND AB 725, AB 1279, AB 2345, AB 3040, AB 3107
Editor's Note - This News was Published in June - Bills Have Changed - This Article is now Obsolete.For the latest Bill Information See our ACT page HERESacramento is trying to revive the hated SB 50 via 9 Bad Bills. Without your intervention, by contacting your own senator and your own assemblymember, many of the
If the rumors are true in these last days of February — rumors swirling through Sacramento and among leaders in many cities — that the divisive, accusatory and arrogant state Sen. Scott Wiener has lost his pull with state legislators, we are proud to put forth positive ideas that create a framework for housing bills