Sensitive Communities are Defined by UC Professor

Scott’s Wiener’s  says he will exclude sensitive communities from the massive gentrification of SB 50 but he won’t define sensitive communities in the bill. Instead he plans protection areas to be minimal and defined later by an unaccountable...

“Missing Middle” Housing Proposal Needs a Reality Check

Lori Droste’s “Missing Middle” Housing Proposal Needs a Reality Check (PUBLIC COMMENT) – Berkley Zelda Bronstein Sunday March 17, 2019  In this article, Zelda Bronstein debunks  several myths behind proposals like this one ….....

An Estimated100,000 Homes are Sitting Empty in San Francisco

State legislators trying to override local regulations, claiming a “Housing Crisis” rather than an “Affordability Crisis”.They are proposing legislation that promotes primarily luxury units. Now we see that those units are often used for...

Top L.A. Leaders Slam Wiener’s SB 50 – Press Release 3/15/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 Top L.A. Leaders Slam Wiener’s SB 50 Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 50, an extreme version of his defeated SB 827, is under attack by L.A. Democratic leaders because it destroys single-family areas and affordable apartments to make way for...

Scott Wiener’s SB 50 is a WIMBY Bill

By John Mirisch : foxandhoundsdaily – excerpt Zev Yaroslavsky, former LA County Supervisor and former LA City Councilmember, astutely noted that state senator Scott Wiener’s SB827, which would take away local zoning authority from cities and replace it with...

Debunking the Housing Supply Myth

“One myth still in the early stages of its perpetual repetition: housing prices are going up because there isn’t enough supply, and local land use regulation is to blame. This is likewise totally false in almost every instance, but contesting this idea really...

San Francisco Is Failing Its Residents

San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener doubles down on the failures of the Yimby theology. “We have a glut of tech companies in San Francisco, coupled with soaring residential rent and real estate prices that make living here virtually unaffordable for all but the...

Mayor: Proposed State Housing Law a Bad Fit for Pasadena

Mayor Tornek said the City is prepared to go to court to fight if the State continues to siphon off more municipal authority. “The law does not provide exemptions for cities like Pasadena, which are already generating housing at a rapid pace, Pasadena Mayor...

State of California wants to Grab Local Communities’ Land

Senate Bill 50 will give the State of California the power to order construction of apartments within one-quarter miles of a frequently used bus stop or one-half mile of a train station.”  ” But but article 54 of the state’s constitution, says:  “No low...

Pressure to build, build, build

November 9, 2018: Michael Goldman (2.4 minutes), Sunnyvale City Council member, explains how the pressure to build, build, build creates more congestion, the middle class is being squeezed, and people are leaving of the Bay Area. Video...

Livable California celebrates candidates

November 10, 2018: Livable California celebrated candidates who earned respect for running for office, because, winning or not, they added their voice to changing the narrative from a frenzied “housing crisis” to supporting paced, smart, and balanced growth.  A dozen...

MTC’s CASA: The End of Local Land Use Authority?

December 8, 2018 (25 minutes): MTC’s CASA (Committee to House the Bay Area): The End of Local Land Use Authority? Livable CA founder Susan Kirsch and investigative reporter Zelda Bronstein share a moment before Zelda’s presentation. Video...

‘Middle class’ once meant stability and now means fragility

Scott Wieners policies like SB 50 are an attack on the fragile middle class. Building predominately “market rate” housing that few can afford exacerbates the income divide. Poor policies that favor the uber-rich are dividing the country. “The extreme...

Read 48 Hills Article on the Threats of CASA in the Bay Area

  “Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities” This Bay Area threat is coordinated with Scott Weiner’s   Yimby Developer cabal that is pushing SB 50   Regional planners mount a quiet coup to...

SB 50 “Waivers for Developers” – Puts Developers in Charge

Local development standards that aren’t state law could be tossed aside by developers unless doing so puts “puts public safety at risk” or fails to reduce development costs. Developers can: Gut city height limits (SB 50 raises residential heights to 4 to 5...

SB 50 is the bill to defeat in 2019

SB 50 – Terrible Legislation for Communities Anti-Democratic Gentrifying Gives $ Hundreds of Billions to Big Real Estate Imposes Huge Costs on Communities Will require local tax increases Unaffordable to the People – all but the Rich Destroys Community Cultures...