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
Attorney Robert Silverstein Video: Californians Face Disastrous Density in SB 1120, SB 902, SB 1085 & AB 725
He's great in court, and great on absurd housing bills that will drive up cost, harm the poor, and destroy thriving communities. Sound like a plan? Robert Silverstein weighs in with vivid criticisms.
AB 725 was written for Bay Area Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks by YIMBY California, a well-heeled group opposed to single-family homes and yards. AB 725 is a de facto, massive up-zoning of thousands of working-class and middle-class California streets — to destroy family homes and make way for pricey apartments. This disastrous ultra-density bill requires
AB 3173, authored by Scott Wiener follower and Assemblymember Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, would reward developers who build excessively small and highly lucrative 80-square-foot luxury micro-units, jamming them into every major city from Fresno to Long Beach to San Diego. We estimate this "housing" will rent for about $1,700 per space, yet will be