SAN DIEGO'S ORGANIZED OPPOSITION TO SB330 & sb50 (sb50 was left in suspense file May 16th) & ALL STATE LAWS THAT SEEK TO TAKE LOCAL CONTROL OVER HOUSING DECISIONS
We have Electronic Petitions, Up-Zone Maps, Tools, Background Information on the Senate Bills, Flyers to Print, Flyers You Can Order (free), Lawmaker Contact Info, Schedules of Public Presentations, and Recent News Articles linked to the buttons below.
Read Senator Toni Atkins response to the decision on sb50- SHE'S BACKING THE BILL- PLEASE CALL HER TODAY TO VOICE OPPOSITION TO IT! (619) 645-3133
Sb50 was left in Appropriations Committee on May 16th, but can be re-decided on by the Appropriations Committee in January of 2020. If it isn't pulled from the suspense file in January, Sen. Skinner will re-introduce other versions of it that he thinks will fly. But the heart of the bill, taking state control of housing decisions will reappear this November under another title. YIMBYS are trying to save the bill seeking other remedies to revive it.
Sb330 got out of the same Appropriations Committee with a vote of 4 to 2! This bill is now our focus because it will supercede local control of housing issues. Sign the petition and forward to friends and neighbors. Read the history of how we got it amended on May 7th, but why it still needs to be killed...
RTB is participating in a working group of San Diego community activists in drafting a statewide initiative to retain local control of housing policy. We anticipate the initiative will be ready to register with the Secretary of State within a few weeks.
UPCOMING RTB MEETINGS
Background of sb50 & sb330
The Chain of proposed Legislation to enact the "Housing Crisis Act of 2019"
The links will take you to active petitions to sign electronically.
- Removal of parking space requirements for new projects located in and around TPAs. Land use attorney, Cory Briggs, filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego over removal of parking space requirements.
- sb50-removal of building Height Limits in TPAs outside of Coastal Commission & Proposition D protection. Defeated in today in the Appropriations committee! YEAH!
- sb330- could allow the San Diego City Council to suspend, until 2030, Coastal Height Limits currently protected by Proposition D boundaries*
*Nancy Skinner’s SB 330, would roll back many city and county home-building regulations for a decade. Skinner’s office told the Los Angeles Times this week that the bill would apply to San Diego’s coastal height limit, a sacred cow that has defined development in beach communities for decades." Los Angeles Times: Bay Area Leads Charge On Fixing Housing Crisis
5/7/19- With a campaign from La Jollans calling our state senators, Sen. Skinner added text to the bill that will maintain the Proposition D coastal height protection, but we have more to do to make it stick...
BALLOON MARCH II
A SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE PROTEST MARCH AGAINST THE REMOVAL OF PARKING SPACE REQUIREMENTS, BUILDING HEIGHT LIMITS, CEQA PROTECTIONS AND LOCAL LAND USE CONTROL OF THE PLANNING PROCESS.