Laura Kiesel Speaks on EcoGentification at a Livable California teleconference on 11 5 22 We reached out to Ms. Kiesel after reading her Salon article, Why “greening” cities can make gentrification worse — and often doesn’t help the environment either” (https://www.salon.com/2022/02/26/eco-gentrification/) Laura Kiesel is a Boston freelance writer and editor. Her Bio on SpeakerHub
“Playing the Housing Numbers Game, How California’s sixth-cycle RHNA was rigged” presented by Michael Barnes at a Livable California Teleconference 10/29/22.
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Oct. 12, 2021 Senate Bill 9 ends single-family zoning to allow four homes where one now stands. It was signed by Gov. Newsom, backed by 73 of 120 legislators and praised by many media. Yet a respected pollster found 71% of California voters oppose SB 9. During the 2021 firestorms, SB 9 sailed through approvals.
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 31, 2021 SB 478 sets a statewide standard on 3-unit to 10-unit projects proposed in multi-family zoning districts, by eliminating a city’s minimum lot size standards. This bill also bans a city from requiring a FAR of less than 1.0 for a 3- to 7-unit project, or 1.25 for a 7- to 10-unit project.
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
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
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
July 9, 2021 [Letter sent by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz urging Californians to call their Assemblymember NOW!] 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 make it even
(SOAR Photo) Jan. 9, 2021 (updated July 8, 2021) SB 10 does two things: First, it lets city councils overturn voter-approved ballot measures that protect from overdevelopment local farmland, urban boundaries, shorelines, canyons — or that protect neighborhoods from overdevelopment by enacting height limits or other concepts. Second, SB 10 allows hundreds of cities