- To send the sample letter supporting SB 1299 to Senator Jerry Hill, select and copy the text below. Then click on the link marked “Send to Senator Hill” and paste the text in the ‘Comment’ box on the email form. If you wish you may compose your own letter. Be aware that there is a limit of 2000 characters, including spaces. Complete the form with the information requested. Select the issue “I would like to share my opinion on a bill” and then click ‘Submit’.
- To send the sample letter supporting SB 1299 to Assembly Member Marc Berman, select and copy the text below. Then click on the link marked “Send to Assembly Member Berman” and repeat the process above. Select “Bill Comment” and then click ‘Submit’.
- To send the sample letter supporting SB 1299 to 18 Senate Committee Members, click the ‘Livable California’ link and follow the instructions.
Dear Senator Hill / Assembly Member Berman
Please support SB 1299 (Portantino).
SB 1299 encourages cities and counties to voluntarily rezone and reuse idled shopping centers and empty big-box retail buildings for housing. Rather than punish or place mandates on struggling cities, SB 1299 provides cities grants to replace lost sales taxes from commercial sites-turned-housing. Cities in turn would agree to allow these developments “by right,” but cities would oversee the building’s design review.
Please vote in support SB 1299.