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 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
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
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,
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
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.
Robert Silverstein Video on SB 902: Wiener Bill Lets Cities Ignore Voters to Put 10-unit Luxury Apartments Next to You
Nobody knows why Scott Wiener is obsessed with 10-unit luxury apartment buildings allowed to override zoning and city planning, in virtually any residential area. He plans to reintroduce his "ten-unit luxury apartment buildings almost anywhere," which was at the heart of the hated SB 50 and this year's outrageous SB 902, unnoticed by
Silverstein slams AB 725, a land-use dictate sent by legislators to cities and communities: "You must allow market-rate density and demolition on your residential streets," for an imagined near-future population that is not coming to slow-growth California, according to the US Census. This is a gift to developers, and the worst housing bill
Robert Silverstein Video on SB 1120: A Radical Bill to Densify All Single-Family Streets, Harming 8M Homeowners
Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins is going the wrong direction, with her dream to jam four pricey market-rate units where one house is now. Stripping California of yards, garages, setbacks and home ownership is a disastrous recipe only a huge corporate rental investor like Irvine Company could love.