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.
SB 1120 is rushing toward the Assembly floor, possibly Tuesday. It crushes single-family streets in desirable areas, and directly attacks homeownership by ending single-family zoning everywhere. TODAY, RIGHT NOW, contact your Assemblymember, found HERE, AND call your city councilmember and press her or him to ALSO tell the Assemblymember to OPPOSE SB 1120. Legislators promised
The biased Los Angeles Times won't explain, but we will: $1.5B annually was taken from cities who used it to build low-income and moderate-income housing. Our affordability crisis is explained in this highly readable study of the biggest thing, by far, that's gone wrong.
SB 50 is Hiding In 9 bad bills: SB 1120, SB 902, SB 1085, SB 995 AND AB 725, AB 1279, AB 2345, AB 3040, AB 3107
Editor's Note - This News was Published in June - Bills Have Changed - This Article is now Obsolete.For the latest Bill Information See our ACT page HERESacramento is trying to revive the hated SB 50 via 9 Bad Bills. Without your intervention, by contacting your own senator and your own assemblymember, many of the
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.
Robert Silverstein Video on SB 1085: A Housing Bill Richly Rewards Developers & Hurts Working People
Judges keep siding with Los Angeles attorney Robert Silverstein as he fights to save low-income Hollywood from skyscrapers. So naturally, he is appalled by SB 1085, a bill that must have been written by developers.
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