Oct. 20, 2021 (The slideshow above shows the hundreds of California fire severity zones. The slides start with San Diego, head north on the coast to Oregon, then turn inland and head south from Clear Lake Reservoir in NorCal to Indio in SoCal. One in six single-family homes in California is within a red, orange
September 16, 2021 Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed SB 9 and its cousin bill, SB 10, two deeply flawed and troubling bills that target single-family areas for density but with different approaches. Neither bill requires any affordable housing to alleviate California's affordability crisis. And SB 9 is the first housing bill signed in California's climate-change/
August 26, 2021 SB 9 is on the agenda above, meaning there is a SMALL CHANCE that SB 9 will be voted on today, Aug. 26, following after the badly flawed SB 8 goes up for a vote. SB 9 is listed as No. 36 on today's Assembly agenda for Thurs. August 26. Our
SB 9 Amendment Fails to Protect California Homeowners and Home Buyers from BlackRock and Wall Street
April 25, 2021 In a final effort to get widely criticized SB 9 approved by the California State Assembly, the bill's author announced an amendment — billed as a way to keep Wall Street and BlackRock-like investors from cashing in under SB 9 and outbidding California families trying to buy homes. As seen recently in
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
(Photo: Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez) August 18, 2021 - The Los Angeles City Council voted today to officially oppose SB 9 and SB 10 in a morning session in which they piled withering criticisms on the bills by state Sen. President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and state Sen. Scott Wiener. The Los
August 6, 2021 Journalists and some lawmakers still believe that SB 9 and SB 10, opposed by thousands of Californians, won't be applied in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones that run from the Mexican border on the south to the Wine Country on the north, almost without pause. Let’s get this straight before
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