Wiener’s Gut & Amend Tactics   Recently updated !

Just today (Thursday 6/13), Senator Scott Wiener did what we had heard and predicted that he would do — he gutted SB 592 held at the Assembly Desk since May 24, 2019 — and amended it to a new “Housing Accountability Act” now set for hearing on July 3, 2019 at 9:15 am before the Assembly Housing Committee.

Stop the Loss of Local Control! 4

It’s not over… SB-50 may be shelved temporarily, but we are still under attack by Sacramento! There are a slew of other state/assembly bills that are moving forward which, if passed, will eliminate local governance over land use and zoning. Most of these proposed bills aim to eliminate single family […]

SB 50, SB 330 and Beyond 1

If you don’t know about what is going on in Sacramento proposed legislation this year yet, FIND OUT ABOUT IT FAST because it is coming for your home, your block, your neighborhood, and your community NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.

SB 592: The Snake in the Grass   Recently updated !

A “gut and amend” technically may be legal but it is not necessarily moral or good governance. The gut and amend of SB 592 bespeaks of a legislator unable to accept consensus and all too willing to plan ahead and prepare bills that can then serve as vehicles for these kinds of legislative maneuvers. SB 592 is such a bill.

San Jose Adding 7 Million Square Feet of Office Space   Recently updated !

Huge office complexes are being actively pursued in downtown San Jose. Millions of square feet of office space, enough to nearly double the size of downtown San Jose’s office inventory, is in the development pipeline.

Regional housing plan boomerangs   Recently updated !

More than a decade ago, Bay Area regional planning agencies launched a growth strategy intended to concentrate new jobs and housing at designated sites close to transit — so-called Priority Development Areas or PDAs.

Critical Joint Meeting of City Councils 1

Save Local Zoning Control
This coming Monday, May 6th, 5:00 p.m. the Palo Alto City Council is holding a special joint session with the Menlo Park and East Palo Alto City Councils — focused on SB 50 and other proposed state-mandated legislation that would destroy local zoning control and radically change our family residential neighborhoods forever!

Planning for Rising Waters

Save Palo Alto’s Groundwater and the City of Palo Altoare pleased to present Planning for Rising Waters:Sea Level, Ground Water and the Bay Edge Dr. Kristina HillAssoc. Professor, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design, U.C. Berkeley April 24, 2019, 7PM to 8:30PMMitchell Park Community Center, El Palo Alto […]

Keep the Downtown Cap

This coming Monday, the City Council will consider the repeal and elimination of the Downtown Commercial Cap (officially known as the Non-Residential Square Footage Cap), which sets specific limits on the level of office & hotel growth in the downtown area and helps lower traffic congestion throughout the City.