July 9, 2021 [Letter sent by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz urging Californians to call their Assemblymember Monday morning, July 12.] Dear Friends and Neighbors, IT’S NOW OR NEVER! Are we going to stand idly by and let the Big Developers convince the state legislature to destroy our single-family neighborhoods, create parking nightmares and
June 10, 2021 / SB 9 is designated by Livable California as one of the 7 Bad Bills of 2021. Here's what it does: SB 9’s authors call it a duplex bill that allows split lots in single-family areas. Only after intense pressure from critics including Livable California did the authors concede that the bill
Oppose SB 9 and SB 10: Why Do Politicians Want to Take Away Homeownership from Communities of Color?
May 27, 2021, republished by permission. By Cynthia Davis and Susie Shannon In California, politicians and developers are attacking single-family home zoning. Yet they suspiciously ignore that homeownership is a crucial tool for communities of color to build wealth. Politicians should not take that away by banning single-family zoning: people of color will suffer serious
Famed Urbanist Peter Calthorpe is Against Upzoning: Put Housing in Commercial Areas, DON’T Bulldoze Neighborhoods!
Map: El Camino Real runs 43 miles through Silicon Valley and can absorb 250,000 housing units instead of TEARING APART our neighborhoods. The Bay Area has 16,000 acres of underused commercial lots that could absorb 1.6M new units of housing. [May 24, 2021 Editor's Note: Famed Sustainable Communities author and urbanist Peter Calthorpe is a
The Infamous SB 50 is Hiding in 7 Bad Bills: SB 6, SB 8, SB 9, SB 10 & SB 478, and AB 1322 & AB 1401
The Infamous SB 50 is Hiding in 7 Bad Bills: SB 6, SB 8, SB 9, SB 10, SB 478, AB 1322, AB 1401 Sacramento "trickle-down" housing proponents are trying to revive the divisive pre-COVID legislation SB 50 through a group of 7 bad bills. Without your intervention — meaning you contacting your own senator
Withering Analysis by Daniel Carrigg of SB 9: Amended After Intense Criticism, SB 9 Still Overruns Single-Family Streets with 6-Unit Projects
April 16, 2021 Deeply respected California legislative expert Dan Carrigg of Renne Public Policy Group announces that SB 9 by Toni Atkins, amended by the author on April 5 after intense and broad criticism, still lets developers pave over single-family communities to erect 6-unit projects, and possibly 8 units, where 1 home stands today. Carrigg's
April 15, 2021 • SB 6 Brings back the failed SB 1385. Empowers developers to override cities, buying and destroying stores and businesses to build dense market-rate housing. SB 6 targets commercial buildings that have had vacancy problems for 3 years, a gentrification slapdown harming businesses just starting to recover, such as in Crenshaw in South
(The above photo of Redondo Beach's "Tall and Skinnies" shows how SB 9 and SB 10 would decimate yards and overrun single-family streets. But the dense 4-plexes in the photo above are half the density allowed by SB 9 and SB 10, which would jam 8 to 10 market-rate units on the lots depicted above,
Feb. 23, 2021 Maria and Jeff Kalban with United Neighbors presented in a teleconference with Livable California on Saturday Feb 20, 2021. United Neighbors is a coalition of neighborhood residential groups. Their common goal is to protect single-family neighborhoods while supporting affordable and equitable housing for all. They believe the rights of all residents of