UPDATED: June 17, 2020
State Senator Scott Wiener (author of SB 827 and SB 50) is still trying to impose his San Francisco errors on all of us. In 2020, he has rushed bad bills through his Housing Committee with virtually no media coverage due to COVID-19. These bills would destroy our neighborhoods and our cities and raise our taxes.
On Saturday, June 6th at 10AM, Livable California sponsored a state-wide teleconference with land-use attorney Robert Silverstein who discussed the four worst bills currently being pushed through the legislature by Scott Wiener.
ACT NOW to stop these deceptive bills and support the good one.
After you have learned about these bills, CLICK ON THE LINKS to read and send the letters to Senator Jerry Hill, Assembly Member Marc Berman and 18 Senators on the committees.
We have learned from our past experiences that we have a much larger impact on our senators and assembly members when we reach out and increase our contact numbers and frequency. And our state senators and assembly members pay attention to voters who voice their opinions directly.
It worked for us with SB 50 and we’re asking you to again write letters to Hill and Berman. It’s very easy. Just click the links for each bill and follow the instructions.
Then ask 10-15 of your friends/contacts to do the same. If each person will ask 10-15 friends to continue the chain we can build the momentum. Get as many people involved as you can.
These grass-root efforts work! Please join us in stopping the demise of single family homes and R1 zoning in our towns.
Our state senators and assembly members need to hear your voice!
Legal and Legislative Perspectives on Bad Bills
SB 1120 (Atkins-Wiener) Multiple homes will replace single family homes without requirements for parking. This bill will destroy ALL single-family zoning, statewide. Weiner has said that R-1 zoning is “immoral”.
SB 902 (Wiener) Cities can overturn voter-approved citizen initiatives that protect open space, shorelines and other sensitive land, to allow 10-unit luxury apartments pretty much everywhere — including on single-family streets.
SB 1085 (Skinner) The state’s “density bonus” program failed to create low-income housing. This bill rewards developers who erect huge luxury buildings with fewer affordable units than ever.
AB 725 (Wicks-Wiener) Cites which failed to meet the state’s impossible targets for approving low-income housing (which the state refused to finance), would be forced to rezone single-family homes to build high density apartments.
SB 1299 (Portantino) Finally, a good bill which would allow cities to repurpose unused or abandoned commercial property for workforce housing.