January 4, 2022 Jovita Mendoza is a first-year elected city council member in the Northern California town of Brentwood. She is one of the five formal proponents of the "Our Neighborhood Voices Initiative" who are working hard to find the donor financing needed to meet the huge cost of gathering more than 1 million signatures
August 20, 2021 The California State Assembly Appropriations Committee this week sent SB 9 to the full Assembly for a vote in the coming days. A broad movement is urging a NO vote on SB 9, which will turn homeownership into a contact sport dominated by pension funds, rental giants and other deep pockets. “SB
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
(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,
SB 1120 is BACK as SB 9: Kills Single-Family Streets! SB 902 is BACK as SB 10: 10-Unit Apartments Everywhere!
Dec. 16, 2020: 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
Wiener-Atkins Plan to Bring Son of SB 1120 Back Very Soon! To Upend Your Street with Dense, Unaffordable Homes
Updated April 7, 2021 Incredibly, state senators 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 is SB 9, Son of SB 1120. How do we get this pair to understand that California needs one thing in the housing arena: Affordable
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: 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