- To send the sample letter opposing SB 1085 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 opposing SB 1085 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 opposing SB 1085 to 18 Senate Committee Members, click the ‘Livable California’ link and follow the instructions.
Dear Senator Hill / Assembly Member Berman
Please oppose Bay Area legislator Nancy Skinner’s SB 1085 that shows a deep unawareness of the housing problems in far more diverse and working-class Southern California and the Central Valley.
This bill amps up the rewards to developers to construct “density bonus” apartment buildings with an oversupply of costly, luxury units — while starving the production of low-income units. Senate Bill 1085 silences working-class communities by cutting public review, yet assures just 12% of the resulting units are affordable to them.
Skinner, a lose Scott Wiener ally, ignores in-depth 2019 research of the state’s Housing and Community Development data that shows state “density bonus” law is backfiring, creating far too much luxury, and far too little low-income, housing. Density Bonus is a fail. Click here for Embarcadero Institute study.
Please oppose SB 1085.